Redhawks lose Brown to transfer

by Kevin Nesgoda

Sarah Finney / Seattle U Athletics

Sarah Finney / Seattle U Athletics

Former Garfield High School and Seattle University star guard Terrell Brown has announced that he will be transferring to the University of Arizona for the 2020-21 season.

This news doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, as Brown had made it public that he was going to be entering the draft portal this off season. When he announced that decision, he made it clear that he had not made a choice on whether or not he was going to stay or leave the Redhawks program. But many felt the writing was on the wall for the All-WAC performer. He also made it know that he had spoken to Head Coach Jim Hayford prior to the announcement.

Terrell had already been a transfer student once. Coming out of high school he was not heavily recruited and was not looked at as the star for a stacked Garfield team. He ended up attending Shoreline Community College after his graduation. In just one season with the Dolphins he led the league in scoring at 30 ppg along with leading the league in total steals at 79. He made the First Team All-North Region and was also named Freshman of the Year and made the All-Defensive team.

After sitting out a year, he made his Redhawks debut in the 2018-19 season. He continued to show his scoring prowess as he led his new team in scoring at 14 ppg and even averaged 6.8 rebounds per game. It was his 2019-20 campaign that really showed the world his true ability though. First Team NABC All-District 6, First Team All-WAC, three-time WAC Player of the Week & Preseason First Team All-WAC were the accolades he tallied this year. Plus he raised his scoring average up to 20 ppg, not only leading Seattle but the entire Western Athletic Conference.

With the stats and awards mounting, Terrell was considered one of the top players available in this years transfer portal. Washington, Oregon State, BYU, Texas Tech, Auburn and Wake Forest were all teams said to reach out to the guard. According to Brown though, Arizona was the first team to reach out to him and they were honest from the jump.

He will now join a Wildcat squad that is in a mini rebuild this upcoming season. They lost stars Nico Mannion and Josh Green to the NBA draft, both of which are guards. Brown will most likely battle for minutes with junior Jemarl Baker and transfer James Akinjo.

Brown, who hasn’t been handed anything and has worked for everything, will no doubt be a big contributor to coach Sean Miller’s Wildcat squad. While Seattle University will have to find a way to fill the tremendous hole that his departure has left.

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