Cajon’s Cameron Browne attacks the game from all directions
By John Murphy
Senior Cameron Browne is not the strongest or tallest player on the Cajon High basketball team.
Nor does the 6-foot-2, 187-pound guard have the best outside shooting touch or the ability to score points in bunches like some players can. But Browne is efficient, as he showed Wednesday in a blowout victory against host Citrus Valley.
Browne scored 14 points, mainly on put-backs and lay-ins, to join Jarred Hyder, Jeremiah Martin and Deshawn Washington in double figures as the Cowboys defeated the Blackhawks 78-57. The victory was the Cowboys’ 10th straight in Citrus Belt League play and improved their overall record to 17-6.
“He’s a great young man,” Cajon athletic director Rich Imbriani said of Browne. “A scholar-athlete. His father played at Cajon.”
“Great kid,” said veteran Cajon basketball coach Randy Murray.
Browne is the son of former Cowboys football and basketball standout Frederick Browne, and he started playing basketball at the Highland YMCA at 3 years old.
“It was cool,” Browne said. “I was playing with some neighbors. I grew up around basketball.”
Browne has a stellar cast around him now, including 6-8 Darren Jones and the 6-5 Martin who are also standouts on the football team, dead-eye shooter Hyder and Washington, another of the team’s reliable scorers.
It would be easy to overlook Browne, except there he is every game, wearing No. 24 in green and gold and using his solid frame to collect rebounds and angle for shots around the basket that he almost always makes.
As far as Browne is concerned, it’s all about the team.
“I love the camaraderie and being with friends and the competition,” he said. “Our whole team is great. It’s crazy. I just know if I make a pass that a good play is going to happen.”
So talented are the Cowboys that sometimes Frederick Browne and others have to tell Cameron […]