Basketball Standout Brown Earns Sam Cozen Award

By diprinziod | February 5, 2015

Men’s basketball player Joe Brown was honored at the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association luncheon on Feb. 3 with the Sam Cozen Award, which is presented to seniors in recognition of their performance on the court and in the classroom. The award is named after Sam Cozen, longtime head basketball coach at Drexel University and Overbrook High School.

A 6’5” forward, Brown has started in each of the Knights’ 20 games so far this season. He leads the team in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (30) and ranks second on the team in assists (48). The Glenside native became the program’s fifth 1,000-point scorer since the start of the program’s NCAA Division III era (1993-present) and currently ranks second in career scoring with 1,249 career points. His 635 career rebounds are the most in the program’s DIII era.

A corporate communications major, Brown is a two-time All-Commonwealth Conference selection and has earned a spot on the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll each of the last two seasons.

The Times Herald recently featured Brown in a story that spoke of the extraordinary impact his Preview experience had on him. Click here to read the story.