Posted On: 02/28/18 11:21 AM
Minneapolis North forward Omar Brown is one of the toughest defenders in the state of Minnesota. He’s also one of the hardest workers on the floor that you will see, and it’s unlikely that anyone would debate those things as Omar is that good.
Brown is second on the team in steals (2.7), he’s third on the team in rebounding (5.4), and Omar scores 2-3 times a game for the stacked Polars who are ranked number one in Class AA.
“(The season) is going very well right now,” Brown said. “I believe we are the hardest working team in the state.
“Things are looking good for us. We are heading into sections and I believe we will win this year even though we bumped up to 2A this year.”
Brown has two future high level college athletes playing with him in Tayler Johnson and Odell Wilson putting up big numbers plus Eli Campbell scoring a dozen a game and 8th grade standout Tre Holloman putting up double figures. Add in the nine a game and production from Nasir El-Amin and you have a deep and talented squad. Brown brings the toughness on the glass, on defense, and finishing actively.
“Things are going good for me, always could be better but I usually bring the energy to the team and hard work is key for me,” Omar said. “I believe I’m one of the top three best defenders in the state in every grade. I believe I can guard anyone.”
It’s hard to argue with that. Omar is that good. He’s also that good on the football field. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds Omar plays wide receiver and wherever they need him on defense. Basketball or football, Omar Brown will be two way athlete to watch over the next year and a half.