6-10 Junior Daquan Brown announced via Facebook that he will be transferring to Providence College next semester. He is currently enrolled in his first year at Fresno State, but is currently suspended indefinitely and not able to practice with the team. Brown originally transferred there after playing 2 years at Barstow College in California.
Brown was a pivotal part of the BCC basketball team that made the state playoffs before being eliminated by the eventual state champions this season. He averaged a double-double a game for the Vikings with 12 points and 10 rebounds a game. His hard work has now paid off with a full scholarship to Fresno State. However, Brown never had intentions of coming to Barstow.
He was offered a scholarship to play for Oklahoma State out of high school, but was unable to qualify academically after his school, Lincoln High School in New York, lost it’s accreditation during his senior year. That forced him to attend a junior college and left him fearing his basketball career may have ended.
However, there was obviously some issues afloat, because he was considering transfering before the season even started. He was in street clothes for their first exhibition game.
”It’s been a situation where it’s been kind of day to day with us in terms of we have a lot of guidelines and things we ask our guys to be accountable to, doing things both on and off the court the right way and he’s had an opportunity to try to work through that,” Terry said. ”We’re working through that day to day right now.”
Five days later, it was reported he was suspended indefinitely.
Fresno State coach Rodney Terry said they still were trying to work out some issues with center Daquan Brown, who did not play in the Bulldogs exhibitiion against Fresno Pacific last week and said he was contemplating a transfer to another Division 1 school.
Brown has been suspended indefinitely and is not practicing with the team. Terry said they would revist the issue at the end of the semester.
”He is serving a suspension right now and we will continue to work through the issues we need to work through,” Terry said. ”That’s where we are with that situation.”
This sounds a little shady, but the Friars are desperate for help in the front court and Ed Cooley might just be the perfect fit for someone who may not be seeing eye to eye with their program.
Even though he will be transferring next semester, it is not clear when he will be able to play for the Friars. This also raises some questions on the scholarship situation. With the three commits coming on board next year, there are no remaining scholarships assuming everyone from this year comes back. With Ed Cooley going hard after Chris Obekpa and JaKarr Sampson, it’s clear Cooley is not worrying about that (or perhaps knows there is some wiggle room with Kiwi Gardner’s status in the air) and just trying to get the best players on board and letting the roster work itself out.
Here are some highlight videos of Daquan Brown.