Brown commits verbally to Mississippi State

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Tookie Brown to play for Mississippi State.

Tookie Brown to play for Mississippi State.

By Nick Nunn staff writer

Last week, the Morgan County basketball program announced that Tookie Brown has verbally committed to play with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs after his graduation in 2015.

Mississippi State University’s basketball program is a Division I program with four SEC West Division Titles in the past decade – 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2010 – and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the past decade as well.

Morgan County High School (MCHS) Head Boys’ Basketball Coach Charlemagne Gibbons stated that Brown’s agreement is not binding until he signs with Mississippi State in November.

Gibbons also said that Brown had also been considering the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Clemson, and UGA, among other schools, but he feels that “Mississippi State was a great choice.”

“He wanted to play in the SEC and they recruited very, very hard,” said Coach Gibbons about Brown’s choice to go with Mississippi State. “Starkville is a place he felt comfortable with.”

Gibbons also stated that Brown felt comfortable with Mississippi State’s Head Coach Rick Ray and Assistant Coach Wes Flanagan.

“They made him feel welcome and a part of their program,” continued Gibbons. “They are getting an outstanding kid from a great family, not to mention one of the top players in the state of Georgia.

“We are very proud of him.”

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