Williamsburg Christian Academy rising junior girls basketball standout Keyana Brown spent this past winter guiding the Eagles to their first-ever state championship.
This summer, Brown, who earned state Player of the Year honors last season after leading WCA in scoring (16 ppg) and rebounding (8 rbg), is aiming to reach new heights as part of the 15U Boo Williams’ Summer League team.
Brown helped her team, which consists of many of the area’s best players, win two games Monday to earn a spot in Tuesday’s final of the Nike National Championships held in North Augusta, South Carolina.
In their 61-57 quarterfinal victory over North Tartan (Minnesota) yesterday, Brown led the way with a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double and drew a critical charge on the defensive end with roughly 30 seconds to play. Brown then buried a mid-range jumper in the closing seconds to secure the victory.
In the semifinals, Brown netted a team-high 15 points while hauling in a handful of rebounds in leading Boo’s team to a dramatic 58-56 win over Philly Belles (Pennsylvania) in the semifinals, a win that came on a last-second shot.
Needless to say, Brown, who has already garnered interest from a number of Division I schools, is improving her stock amongst college recruiters.
Boo’s 15U ladies finished pool play over the weekend 2-1 and are 3-0 so far in the tournament.
Brown and company will play for the national championship of the highly touted Nike circuit at 11 a.m. Tuesday in South Carolina.