High School: Derby (KS)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Iowa State.
Notes: full name is Addyson Brown; sister of Oregon State redshirt sophomore (2021-22 season) forward Kennedy Brown
Recruiting Summary for Addy Brown
November 18, 2021: announced her final five schools—Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech
March 16, 2022: committed to Iowa State
Brown continues to develop at the highest level (Derby Informer, 9/1/2021)
This summer, Brown found confidence in her defense after having success guarding top-tier assignments and strives to carry that into the upcoming season of Lady Panther basketball.
“Defense stood out to me this summer,” Brown said. “When we played some of the top teams, I was the one guarding their best player, especially if they were tall and big. So I took it upon myself to shut them down and really take pride in my defense. I felt like I did that well, and I am looking forward to carrying that over into the high school season.”
Brown carving her own path as a Lady Panther (Derby Informer, 1/5/2021)
Could Brown have carved her own path in a different sport? Sure. It wasn’t for a lack of trying. She has spent time in the pool and on the soccer field, playing almost any sport possible besides softball.
Much like her family, basketball is firmly entrenched in her DNA.
“I tried everything,” she said. “… Basketball has always been my favorite and it’s just so much fun. Seeing my sister play and with my parents’ experience, it was something we could always talk about and relate to.”
Brown is no stranger to sitting down and watching film with her family, dissecting the fine print of her latest game. She credits her family for understanding how to make her the best version of herself, not filling the shoes of any member of her family and finding the best school for her.