For junior Kamyron Brown (pronouced KAM-er-un), the second time is the charm, as Nebraska was one of his final choices as a high school senior. He now he joins the Husker program after spending two seasons at Oregon. Brown, a 6-foot-2, 170-pounder, provides Nebraska with an experienced point guard who teams with senior Lance Jeter in giving the Huskers a pair of veteran lead guards. Brown led Oregon in assists in both seasons at the school despite averaging fewer than 20 minutes per game in both years. He is also a solid defender who averaged better than a steal per game as a sophomore.
Brown signed with Nebraska in April of 2010 after playing two seasons at the University of Oregon and sitting out the 2009-10 basketball season while attending Rancho Santiago (Calif.) College.
A native of Anaheim, Calif., Brown led Oregon in assists as both a freshman and sophomore. He had 94 assists (3.1 apg) as a rookie and added a team-high 69 assists while playing in 31 games during his sophomore campaign. He averaged 4.4 points and 1.6 rebounds over two seasons in the Ducks program.
As a sophomore, Brown had a season-best 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting against Saint Mary's, the second straight season he torched the Gaels. It was one of three double-figure scoring nights, including 11 points at both USC and Stanford. Brown hit 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range against the Trojans, his only game with multiple treys. He also posted a career-high tying four steals against Saint Mary's, one of 18 games with multiple steals in his two-year stint at Oregon.
During his second season with the Ducks, Brown found a better shooting touch from long range and the charity stripe. He hit 34.3 percent (12-of-35) from beyond the arc in 2008-09 after hitting just 25.8 percent in his rookie season. He also saw his free throw percentage rise from 57.4 percent (35-of-61) to 75.9 percent (44-of-58) from his first to second collegiate season.
He played in all 30 contests, including eight starts, as a freshman in 2007-08, ranking in the top 10 in the Pac-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.36-to-1). His best game as a freshman came against Saint Mary's when he totaled a career-high 20 points.
Brown's 20-point effort against Saint Mary's came just three days after posting his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 assists against Portland. His 10 assists were a career high at Oregon and one of seven games with at least six assists. Brown added 11 points against San Francisco for his third straight double-figure scoring game before posting just two more the rest of the season.
Before joining the Ducks, Brown played for Coach Gary McKnight at Mater Dei High School. Brown led the team to consecutive state title game appearances, including a 33-4 mark and a CIF State Division II title. Mater Dei was ranked 10th in the nation by USA Today during his senior year.
He was rated as the best point guard in the state by Rivals.com and the No. 18 in the country. Scout.com listed Brown as the top point guard on the West Coast. He averaged 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds per game as a junior, as Mater Dei went 33-3 and finished ranked No. 25 nationally.
Kamyron is the son of Charlotte and Myron Brown, and was born on June 22, 1988. He has one sister, Tesia, and two brothers, Kyle and Myron. His uncle is Miles Simon, who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 1997 NCAA Final Four when Arizona defeated Kentucky for the national championship. Kamyron is majoring in sociology at Nebraska.