Brown is Player of the Year
By Nick Nunn
The 8-AAA Region awards have been announced, and Morgan County High School’s own Quindarious “Tookie” Brown has been named Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season.
Coach Charlemagne Gibbons was at no loss for words when asked to describe his star athlete, whose statistics for the regular season are nothing short of astonishing; so far this year, Tookie has averaged 19.4 points per game, 5.8 assists per game, and 5.1 rebounds per game.
“Tookie is a great kid,” said Coach Gibbons. “He is one of the hardest working kids I’ve had the chance to coach. He has spent countless hours in the gym working on his game, and people were able to see the result in his performance this season on the floor.”
Since Tookie is only a sophomore at MCHS this year, lucky Morgan County fans will be able to catch Tookie in action for the next two seasons right in their own backyard.
“It was a great honor for him to be region player of the year”, continued Gibbons. “I’m sure this will not be his last player of the year award!
Brown wasn’t the only player named in the regional awards this year. Teammate CJ Turman was named to the All-Region Team, while Josh Sallette and Mike Williams received honorable mentions.
Tookie’s sister, Alexis Brown, received a place on the girls’ All-Region second team as a representative of the MCHS varsity girls’ team. Tyra Smith, freshman, also received an honorable mention from the region committee.
Congratulations to these members of the MCHS basketball program, and good luck during the 8-AAA region tournament this week.
Printed in the February 14, 2013 edition