By Julia Sparco
Elm Staff Writer
Star player number 21, Daniel Brown, has been making a difference on and off the court. This player has earned a three-time Shoreman of the week for this season alone and it isn’t the end yet.
Brown came to the Eastern Shore from his hometown of Silver Spring, MD, and was moved by Aaron Goodman, our own head men’s basketball coach, to make the decision to attend Washington College.
Brown started off his college career with the idea of majoring in engineering, but decided after taking a couple classes in computer science that his goal is to work for the government where he can show his talents through cybersecurity. However, professional basketball is not ruled out just yet.
The six-foot-six basketball player attended Paint Branch High School where he earned the 2017 “Panther of the Year Award” and the “Student Athlete Award.” He excelled in basketball and was also named “Capital Classic All-Star” and was named to the DMV Top 100 Players.
He did not just exceed on the court, but also off the court, graduating with a GPA above 4.0.
Daniel Brown is on the path to creating a non-profit at his high school where he has decided to give back to the community he grew up in. He calls this organization “Project ATM” which stands for Achieve the Mountain. In the past four years, he has successfully put on basketball tournaments and has been in contact with professional athletes like Vernon Davis, who plays for the Washington Redskins, to come to the fundraisers.
Some of the work the organization does is to prepare food to feed the hungry in the Washington D.C. area, along with raising money for kids in Zimbabwe.
“I’ve learned so much over the years that there are good and there are great leaders. A good leader is one that helps a group of people get a task done. A great leader is someone who does that and positively impacts people along the way. Growing into the man God wants me to be, I’ve continually tried to be a role model on and off the court, leading by example, and encouraging through my words. I strive everyday to be the best me I can be and in that I’ve worked hard to strive to be a great leader.” said Brown.
Brown also says that he has learned and grown from each game they have come short of and strives to get back on that court with high energy and motivation.
Brown chose WC because he wanted to make an impact on the community.
Wherever he goes, he is making a difference for the better and leading people in a positive light. His confidence and constant drive to be better has made him a great leader for his team.