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Charles Brown will be the only senior on the Lions squad as he enters his fourth and final year at LMU... "He has led the WCC in steals the last two seasons, and was a real catalyst for our team during league play. He will be looked to as a key performer in our program taking a step up in the WCC... the coaching staff would like to see him become a little more verbal as a floor leader like he showed on the European trip... he has worked hard and improved with each season at LMU... Charles should have an outstanding senior year... he will need to be a little more consistent with his perimeter jump shot and shoot a higher percentage from the three-point line... the team needs him to be a scoring point guard as well as take care of the ball and keep his assist to turnover ratio in a positive area."
2003-04 at LMU:
Was once again a creator on the floor as he led the Lions in steals and assists for the second consecutive season... second on the squad in minutes with 29.5... for the second consecutive season he finished leading the WCC in steals (2.00 pg)... was named player of the week on Jan. 5, 2004 - the second of his career... with 58 steals this season, he brings his career total to 139, ranking seventh all-time in LMU history... he also ranks seventh in program history with his 310 career assists... one of just four Lions to play in every game this season... was ranked 19th in WCC in scoring (11.5 ppg), seventh in assists (3.83), and 15th in 3-pointers per game (1.34)... Started the season with a 3-for-11 effort from the field, scoring six points with four assists and three steals in the start against UC Riverside (11-21-03)... played 25 minutes in the start against Cal State Northridge (11-25-03), scoring 10 points with six assists, four rebounds and five steals, which equaled a career high... in first game of Mohegan Sun Classic against Binghamton (11-29-03) he played 25 minutes in the start to score seven points with four assists and three rebounds... in the championship game against host CCSU (11-30-03) he scored 10 points while playing 21 minutes in start... added two rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team... against Cal Poly (12-2-03) he did not start for first time since freshman season but played 26 minutes with four points and three assists off the bench as the Lions won their fifth straight... came off the bench against UNLV (12-6-03) to play 27 minutes... scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting... had best game of the season against UCLA (12-13-03), scoring a then season-high 17 points, including three-pointer with 30 seconds left to send game to overtime... added four assists and two steals... continued strong play off the bench with season-high 21 points in double overtime win over Denver (12-16-03)... hit 5-of-7 free throws, including four in the final seconds for the win... scored nine points with two rebounds, two blocks, two steals and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench against Long Beach State (12-23-03)... in what might have been best game of career, he played 38 minutes to score 25 points with eight assists, no turnovers and five steals in win over Cal State Fullerton (12-30-03)... was 5-for-9 from three-point line and hit game winner in closing seconds... in 30 minutes in win over Colgate (1-2-04) he had 14 points with six assists, 2 turnovers, a block and a steal... returned to starting line-up for the rest of the season against Gonzaga (1-10-04)... had 11 points with five assists and a steal... played 32 minutes with 13 points, four rebounds and three steals against Portland (1-12-04)... played 30 minutes in start with 13 points and six assists, all in second half with four steals in victory over San Diego (1-15-04)... in final non-conference game against Northern Colorado (1-20-04) he played 35 minutes with 13 points, five assists and five steals... against rival Pepperdine (1-24-04) he scored 14 points with six assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes... scored 17 points with eight assists and two steals in 31 minutes in win over Saint Mary's (1-31-04)... finished 6-for-12 from the field... played 32 minutes with five points and three assists while going 2-for-11 from the field at Portland (2-5-04)... scored 16 points with three assists and two steals in 31 minutes at No. 8 Gonzaga (2-7-04)... played 23 minutes with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in win over Santa Clara (2-12-04)... had eight points (3-of-13) with five assists, three steals and four rebounds in 34 minutes in win over San Diego (2-14-04)... played 33 minutes with 13 points (3-for-10 from three-point line), adding six rebounds, four assists and four steals against Pepperdine (2-21-04)... continued solid play against Saint Mary's (2-26-04), scoring 13 points with three assists with two steals in the win... led team with 14 points, including three three-pointers... had two assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes...against San Francisco (2-28-04)... came up big in the second half to erase another double-digit lead in WCC First Round win over Portland (3-5-04)... finished with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 32 minutes... went 6-for-12 from the field... played 27 minutes, going 3-for-14 from the field in WCC Quarterfinals against Pepperdine (3-6-04)... scored six points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
2002-03 at LMU:
He had a break through season as the starting point guard... was the only player on the season to start every game... finished leading the team in scoring (11.1 ppg), steals (61), and assists (137)... the 61 steals is the sixth most in a single season at LMU and his 137 assists is the most since Jim Williamson had 140 in 1997... he finished the season with 22 games scoring in double figures and is the only player in the WCC to lead his team in scoring, assists and steals... started the season against Loyola Chicago (11-22-02) with a career-high 15 points, hitting 5-of-8 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line... scored 12 points with 5-of-10 shooting while adding a team-high four rebounds and six assists against Villanova in the Great Alaska Shootout (11-28-02)... had a complete game in the win over Montana (11-29-02), scoring eight points, with seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in a team-high 28 minutes to earn Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game honors... finished a solid tournament with 12 points, six rebounds and two steals against Wyoming (11-30-02) and was named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team... finished with 12 points, hitting 6-of-8 from the free throw line in win over Cal State Fullerton (12-7-02)... had best game of young career against Long Beach State (12-14-02) with career highs in points (16), assists (8) and rebounds (8)... he hit 5-of-6 from free throw line in final two minutes, adding three steals and was named WCC Player of the Week for his performance... finished with nine points, all in the second half and overtime against Cal Poly (12-16-02), playing 34 minutes with six rebounds and two assists... continued attack on career-highs with 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting against Montana (12-21-02)... he hit 3-of-7 from the three-point line while playing in a career-best 37 minutes, adding seven rebounds, three assists and three steals... against San Diego State (1-3-03) he played 36 minutes in 14th start of the season, scored 12 points with five rebounds and three assists... scored 12 points in 32 minutes with six assists, three steals and four rebounds on the road against Gonzaga (1-9-03)... in the win over Santa Clara (1-18-03), he scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting., was a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point line while adding seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes... in heartbreaker against Pepperdine (1-25-03) he played 39 minutes with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals... on the road against Saint Mary's (1-31-03) he scored 11 points with four assists in 32 minutes... he had similar numbers against San Francisco (2-1-03), playing 33 minutes with 11 points and five assists... in win over Gonzaga (2-8-03) he finished the game with 30 minutes, scoring 11 points... he added six assists and equaled a career-high with four steals... in third win in a row against Santa Clara (2-13-03) he scored 12 points with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 34 minutes...against San Francisco (2-28-03) he had 12 points and career-high nine assists... finished the regular season against Saint Mary's (3-1-03) with 19 points, four assists, a career-high five steals in 30 minutes... was 5-for-5 from charity stripe... opened the WCC Tournament against Portland (3-7-03) with 13 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals.
2001-2002 at LMU:
In his first season of collegiate basketball, he gained valuable experience as the Lions' back-up point guard... finished the season averaging 3.6 points per game, adding 62 assists and 20 steals... he earned a start in his first game against Samford, playing 16 minutes with two points... he finished the season averaging 13 minutes per game, including a season-high 26 minutes against UC Irvine (11-28-01), scoring a season-high 11 points... he had another solid game off the bench with 18 minutes in the Lions' big win on the road against Texas A&M (12-2-01)... he had nine points and five assists... in third consecutive win against Sacramento State (12-8-01) he played 17 minutes with four points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block... against USC (12-22-02) he played 20 minutes off the bench with five points... had one of his best games in conference play with a seven-point performance in 17 minutes against Santa Clara (1-26-02)... he added three rebounds and four assists... in the rematch against the Waves (2-2-02) he earned his second start of the season and finished with four points and six assists in 17 minutes... at Portland (2-16-02), he went 6-for-6 from the free throw line with two rebounds... he finished with nine points and equaled a career-high with six assists in 24 minutes of play against Santa Clara (2-22-02)... he added five points and three assists against USD to finish the regular season (2-23-02).
Graduated in June of 2001 from De La Salle High School... was the starting point guard on the 1999-2000 CIF Division I state championship team in which he averaged 11 points and five assists... as a varsity player, he led De La Salle to a record of 88-7 overall and 53-1 in Bay Valley Athletic League, including a No. 3 finish in the USA Today National High School Rankings in 2000... a unanimous First Team All-Bay Valley Athletic League selection as a senior and junior and led the team to the state playoff semifinals as a sophomore... prior to his freshman year at LMU he played with the Oakland Slam-n-Jam program, led by Calvin Andrews.
Charles Brown Jr., was born in Richmond, CA, on August 12, 1983... he is the son of Charles Brown, Sr. and Jocelyn Parker... he has one brother, Kierra... winning the state championship at De La Salle was his most memorable moment in high school sports... played against teammate Dustin Brown while in high school... was active in community service at De La Salle... his major is sociology.