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Markel Brown is on the radar

Johnson is combing the state for 2010

Peabody Magnet in Alexandria (La.) has been one of the state's top basketball programs this decade as head coach Charles Smith has brought home three state championships this decade. Smith has had more than his fair share of players move on to the college ranks and he has another one that will make that leap in 2010 guard Markel Brown.

Brown, a 6-4, 175-pounder, put up some good numbers during his sophomore season with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists a game.   Those numbers may not jump off the page at you but those who followed Peabody last year understand why he didn’t average as much as some of the other top prospects in his class.   “Last year we didn’t ask Markel to do as much because we had a veteran team but this year... Recommended Stories

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