Student-Athlete Spotlight

Wings Over Broadway Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sahuaro’s UNLV-bound standout Alyssa Brown is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on Sahuaro basketball standout Alyssa Brown.

Alyssa Brown

School: Sahuaro

Honors/background: Brown (6-foot-1) was the 2019 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year after scoring a single-season scoring record of 932 points to help lead Sahuaro to the 4A state championship game and a 28-2 record. … Brown averaged 23.8 points a game with 8.4 rebounds in her career. She scored 31.1 points an outing last year. She is currently 25th on state’s career list with 2,094 career points. … Also last season, Brown was the MaxPreps Player of the Year, an All-State selection as a sophomore and also the AllSportsTucson Southern Arizona Player of the Year.

Signed: UNLV. Also had offers from Colorado, Houston, UTEP, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, NAU, Elon, St. John’s, Bethune-Cookman, Long Island U., Hampton and Maryland-Baltimore County. She also had interest from Princeton, Pepperdine, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington State and TCU.

Note: Brown’s grandfather, Gene Moore, played basketball for Arizona in the late 1960’s for Bruce Larson. Her mother, Lisa Moore, played basketball for Tucson High and her father, Alawnzo Brown, played basketball and football at Canyon del Oro.

I was born into an athletic family and started playing basketball at the age of four. I have now been playing varsity to the past four years and have signed to play at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. My greatest hopes for the 2020-2021 school year is to have a season and bring home a state championship to Sahuaro. I love this team and its diversity. We have returners and newcomers and everyone is ready to compete. My future goals are to have a successful four years at UNLV and graduate in the finance department.

Alyssa Brown finishes her Sahuaro career with 2,094 career points (Andy Morales/
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