Brown Basketball Welcomes Five Newcomers In 2016-17

Brown Basketball Welcomes Five Newcomers In 2016-17

Providence, R.I. - Brown head basketball coach Mike Martin has unveiled a talented and impactful recruiting class, who will matriculate at Brown in September 2016. Brown's incoming class includes four members of the Class of 2020, including Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ), Brandon Charnov (Houston, TX), David Erebor (Sykesville, MD) and Joshua Howard (Charlotte, NC), and a transfer, Blake Wilkinson (Bountiful, UT), who will be a member of the Class of 2018.

"Our staff is excited about this group of five incoming student-athletes," said Martin. "All come to Brown having performed extremely well at their previous stop.  We added size, athleticism, and skill to our team and expect that all of these young men will have a chance to make immediate and significant contributions during their careers at Brown."  

Brandon Anderson
6-1, 170, Guard
Mahwah, NJ
Don Bosco Prep

Secondary School Background: Team Captain as a senior at Don Bosco… Second-Team All-State and Second-Team All-Tri-State by MSG Varsity… First-Team All-Conference… Averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game as a senior…First-Team All County & First-Team All-League by Bergen Record… Captured State Section Championship title and Big North League Championship title… McDonald's All-American Game nominee… NJ Scholastic Coaches Association (NJSCA) All-Star selection… New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Scholar-Athlete Award.

Personal: The son of Jeffrey and Carissa Anderson…Has a sibling, Taylor…Enjoys playing video games and spending time with family and friends…Plans to concentrate in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

Why Brown?  "I chose Brown because it embodies both strong academics and athletics."

Coach Martin on Anderson:  "Brandon is a talented guard who possesses very good athleticism and court sense.  He played for a terrific high school program at Don Bosco and led them to the state finals in New Jersey his senior year.  He is a versatile guard, who can score and distribute for his teammates and has the ability to be a terrific on ball defender." 

Brandon Charnov
6-11, 250, Forward
Houston, TX
Kinkaid High School

Secondary School Background: Lee College Classic All-Tournament Team selection as a senior… Averaged 15 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game his senior year…All-South Zone his senior year…Three-year letterman… Nominated to be a Peer Mentor, Community Service Council Treasurer… Donations Committee Student Representative… AP Scholar Award.

Personal: The son of Jeffrey Hal Charnov and Ellen Klineberg Charnov…Has a brother, Ryan, and a sister, Lauren…Enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching sports, and playing video games…Interested in concentrating in Business and Economics. 

Why Brown? "I chose Brown because of the academic prestige, general happiness of the student population, and the great athletic opportunities. I know I will be challenged both athletically and academically, and I look forward to taking on those challenges."

Coach Martin on Charnov: "Brandon comes to Brown on the heels of a very good senior season at Kinkaid.  He has very good hands and adds much needed size to our front court.  He's a back-to-the-basket player who can finish, but is also a good passer.  We are excited that he's a Bear." 

David Erebor
6-9, 230, Forward
Sykesville, MD
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

Secondary School Background: MIAA All-Conference in basketball and soccer… BCL Defensive Player of the Year…All-BCL Second Team… Basketball team unsung hero award winner and team MVP… Soccer team most improved player as a striker/midfielder… President's award…Four-time scholar-athlete award winner. 

Personal: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he is the son of Idowu Omogbai, and lives with Michael and Judy Herman…Has three siblings, Emus, Ajiri and Olohita…Plans to concentrate in Business at Brown.

Why Brown?  "Brown feels like home away from home." 

Coach Martin on Erebor: "David is a talented front court player, who comes with a very high ceiling.  He's mobile, athletic, and can protect the rim defensively. Offensively, he is comfortable with his back to the basket or facing up.  He will make an impact at both ends of the floor." 

Joshua Howard
6-6, 200, Forward
Charlotte, NC
Providence Day School (NC)

Secondary School Background: Basketball: All-State in 2015 and 2016…All-Conference in 2014, 2015, 2016… Track and Field: Second in the state for 110 hurdles, third in the state for 300 hurdles… Chinese national honor society  

Personal: The son of Juwan Howard and Tabatha Johnson…Dad, Juwan, played for Michigan and in the NBA…Has two siblings, Juwan, Jr. and Sky…Plans to concentrate in Finance.

Why Brown?  "I chose Brown because of the great academics and the opportunity to further my basketball career."

Coach Martin on Howard: "Joshua is skilled, versatile, and plays with great basketball instincts.  He played for a terrific program at Providence Day and won the North Carolina championship his senior year.  He can score both inside and out on offense and can guard multiple positions on defense." 

Blake Wilkinson
6-7, 235, Forward
Bountiful, Utah
Viewmont HS

At Utah in 2011-12: Played in 25 games, starting seven games…Averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds…2012-14: Went on a LDS Mission…At Salt Lake Community College in 2014-15: Started 27-of-31 games…Averaged 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds…First Team All-Conference…Secondary School Background: Named First-Team All-State ... Led Viewmont to the 5A Region I Championship and was named the league's Co-MVP ... Averaged 18.7 points per game as a senior, the second-highest single-season scoring average in school history ... Added 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game that year ... Registered 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as a junior ... High Honor Roll student…Personal: The son of Clark and Janie Wilkinson ... Has three siblings, Rhett, Brenna and Grant ... Enjoys fishing, cooking and traveling.

Why Brown?  "I chose Brown to receive a world-class education and win an Ivy League championship!"

Coach Mike Martin On Wilkinson:  "Blake enters Brown with plenty of college experience already.  He started some games as a freshman in the Pac-12 Conference at Utah before having an all-conference season with SLCC in 2014-15.  He is a big, strong, forward who is comfortable with his back to the basket, but can also step out and be effective on the perimeter."

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