STILLWATER — “I’m so happy and proud of him in so many ways,” Ford said. “Markel’s been through so much here, and he’s like a son to me and I love him. ... He’s taken full advantage of a college scholarship at Oklahoma State and has done it the right way.”
While Brown grew as a person off the court, he also improved every year on the court while at Oklahoma State. He came into OSU as a three-star recruit and rated as the No. 137 player nationally, and is now projected as a possible first-round pick in the NBA Draft on several mock drafts.
Known for his highlight dunks - which has landed him on SportCenter's Top 10 plays throughout his career, including Saturday's alley-oop against Kansas — in his last game in Gallagher-Iba Arena, Brown wasn’t able to get one last dunk in front of the home crowd. But he wasn’t too disappointed about it.
“I think I got enough here,” said Brown, who always ranked his dunks throughout his career. “I think I got enough.”
But Brown has one more special moment ahead of him inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. He is expected to graduate on time with an education degree.
“That will be my biggest dunk of my career here,” Brown said.