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Black Hills State announce the signing of Markieth Brown Jr.

Black Hills State University head men’s basketball coach, Ryan Thompson, has announced the signing of new addition Markieth Brown Jr. for the 2019-20 season.

“We obviously had some big shoes to fill in our backcourt with the loses we had to graduation off last year’s team. We are thrilled with the recent addition we have made as we believe Markieth will be able to make an immediate impact to our team next season,” said head coach Ryan Thompson.

Brown is a 6-3 guard from Spokane, Washington. The transfer from Everett Community College averaged 26.1 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 4.0 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game his sophomore year. He was named the MVP of the NWAC North Region, helping lead ECC to 14-0 in conference play, which is the most wins in school history. He has scored the most points in Everett Community College history. He was also named to the First Team All-Conference following a freshman year in which he averaged 19.0 ppg.

“With Markieth, we are adding an elite shooter. To put up the numbers he did throughout his two-year career at Everett Community College while leading his team to back-to-back region championships speaks to his ability to deliver. Not only does he shoot the ball as well as anyone we have had here at BHSU, but Markieth also has an excellent feel for the game, a knack for scoring at all levels, and great court vision,” said coach Thompson. “As with everyone, there are areas he will need to improve on. However, our coaching staff is elated that he has chosen BHSU over a lot of quality programs and we are very excited to begin working with Markieth next fall.”

Markieth is the son of Markieth Brown. He plans to major in business at BHSU. For more news, college announcements, and stories, please check out our site. To get your news reported please e-mail us at


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