Five questions with Auburn Riverside basketball player Derrick Brown
Seattle Times staff reporter
Five questions with Auburn Riverside senior guard Derrick Brown, who is averaging 26.0 points per game through five contests. He scored a season-high 34 against Capital of Olympia on Dec. 2.
Q: How would you describe your style of play?
Brown: I look at myself as a Chris Paul and a Jamal Crawford type of player. I’ve got Jamal Crawford’s scoring mentality, humble mindset and Chris Paul’s passing ability. I have (Kobe Bryant’s) mindset, Jamal Crawford’s scoring ability and Chris Paul’s passing.
Q: What is your best basketball memory?
Brown: My best basketball memory is when I scored 49 points last year (against Kentridge).
Q: What do you hope to accomplish this season?
Brown: Take my team to the state championship. It is a huge goal, not only for me, but for my team. It’s a dream that we’ve been working all summer. ... I believe that we can do it. Not only I, but we believe that we can do it.
Q: Where are you looking to play next season?
Brown: My main interest is Gonzaga, but the letters I’ve got are from the University of Dallas, Chicago, PLU.
Q: What’s your favorite part of game days?
Brown: I like on game days, I’m always with my team. We’re always a team, and I’m ready to go to war.