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Memphis wing has two favorites

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2009 two-sport star Marlon Brown is a busy man. Already with a SEC offer in football, Brown is presently focused on basketball. Rivals.com caught up with the 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing player and wide receiver from Memphis Harding Academy at the Lipscomb University Team Camp before he headed to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Tennessee Elite Camp.
Despite having an Ole Miss offer in football, Brown's intentions are to play basketball in college. Presently he lists Tennessee and Illinois as his favorites, but Stanford, Lipscomb, Clemson and Mississippi State are also on his school list.
"I love the Tennessee flex offensive," said Brown. "I think I could be really effective on the baseline in that flex action. And with Illinois, I like how they get up and down the court."
Brown's high school coach Kevin Starks was also a two-sport star at Harding Academy before opting for basketball in college.
"Marlon is the second best 2009 prospect in Memphis behind Leslie McDonald," commented Coach Starks. "He is a gym rat who loves basketball. He has a great mid-range shot, and if he develops some deeper range, he can be very special. He is the only player I've ever had who can truly play all five positions in a high school game."
Brown averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds per game as a sophomore.
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