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Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Lincoln Park's Evan Brown

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Name: Evan Brown
School: Lincoln Park
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: With Nelly Cummings scoring about 30 points per game, he has been – and is going to continue to be – the focus of opposing defenses as the Leopards look to translate their top seed into a WPIAL championship. But Cummings isn't the only Lincoln Park player who can score and that will be more important as the team foes deeper into the playoffs. Senior guard Evan Brown scored 19 in an opening win over Steel Valley and is averaging about 12 points per game this season. The 6-foot guard will be playing for La Roche next season, choosing the Redhawks over other Division II and III offers.

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Boys Basketball: Lincoln Park's Brown commits to La Roche

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Lincoln Park’s Evan Brown announced on Monday via Twitter that he will be continuing his basketball career at La Roche College.

The Redhawks compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference at the Division III level.

 

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard was a part of the Leopards team that went to the Class AA WPIAL Championship and PIAA semifinals last year. Brown will have another shot at a WPIAL title this year.

 

The Leopards (17-4, 10-0) play their regular season finale on Friday vs. Central Catholic.

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Boys Basketball: Schedule has Lincoln Park primed and ready to go

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Drew Karpen profiles the Lincoln Park boys basketball team.

2017 0106 LincolnPark BBasketball(Photo: Nelly Cummings is averaging 30.4 points through the first seven games. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

"Try to find a team with a more brutal non-conference schedule than Lincoln Park. You won't.

Before section play even started, the Leopards — ranked No. 1 in Class 3A — faced Penn Hills (No. 2 in Class 6A), Ralston Valley, Colo., Homewood, Ala., Highlands (No. 1 in Class 5A) and Central Valley (No. 4 in Class 4A).

In their first seven games, the Leopards emerged with a 5-2 record with wins against Ralston Valley, Highlands, Central Valley, as well as Burrell and Hickory.

Out of the first seven games, six have come in a tournament setting, competing in the Midland Tournament at Geneva College, KSA Disney Tournament in Orlando, Fla., and the C.J. Betters Tournament at the Community College of Beaver County."

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Boys Basketball: Lincoln Park wins at C.J. Betters tournament

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Lincoln Park hasn't been playing basketball all that long, but it still seemed hard to believe that the Leopards had never won their first game at the C.J. Betters tournament held at CCBC's Golden Dome.

That distinction lasts no longer, though, as Lincoln Park not only won their first game but a championship, defeating highly-regarded Highlands and Central Valley – both teams in higher classes. Probably more importantly than the wins, though, was that the Leopards showed future opponents than more than just Nelly Cummings can score. Cummings, a Bowling Green recruit, routinely scores 30 or more and had 19 in the win over Central Valley. He wasn't the only Leopard to score, though, as Lincoln Park also got 19 points from senior Evan Brown and 12 from 6-5 sophomore Thomas Melonja. As the tallest player on the roster, Melonja's emergence will give opponents even more to think about with section play to open this week.