For the past four years, Keith Brown has been a player to watch on the Endicott College men’s basketball team.
The Pelham, New Hampshire native credits the program’s “competitive atmosphere” for making him a better player. “We all wanted to push each other to get better through practices, pick-up games, and (various) weight lifting sessions,” he said when asked about what he enjoyed most about competing for the Endicott men’s basketball program.
And that assistance from both current and past teammates allowed Brown to flourish under the direction of coach Kevin Bettencourt and conclude his career as the first-ever men’s basketball player to net 2,000 points.
Brown, who was named to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team, and NABC All-Northeast Region second team last month, capped an impressive four-year run by scoring 2,046 points in 103 games to go with 540 rebounds, 207 assists, and 111 steals. He also tallied 52 blocks, including 24 this past winter, while leading the Gulls to a 19-8 overall record.
We recently spoke with Brown about his final season with the Gulls, as well as his future plans beyond graduation later this spring.
What will you remember most about your senior year?
The friendships my teammates and I established. We are very close friends and did everything together, both on and off the court.
Looking back on the 2019-20 season, what game (or games) will you will remember most? Why these particular games?
There are three games I will always remember from this past season. The first one is when we beat Nichols College on our home court. It was a (great game) with a packed crowd. It was also a great (college basketball) atmosphere.
The second game is when we traveled to the University of New England. I broke the all-time scoring record during the game while Matt McDevitt netted his 1,000th point.
And the third contest was our ‘Senior Day’ against Curry College. Not only was I able to share the court with my fellow seniors and roommates for the past four years, but I also became the first student-athlete in program history to score 2,000 points.
Once you officially graduate later this spring, do you plan to stay involved with the sport in some capacity? Any interest in coaching?
I haven’t officially decided on what I am going to do after I graduate. I definitely want to remain involved with basketball in some capacity, but I do have an interest in coaching down the road.
What interested you in pursuing a degree in business management? What do you hope to do with your degree after graduation?
It’s a broad degree, in my opinion, which will allow me to do many things. I have been fortunate to gain some real-life experience with four internships, but my plan is to land a job within the sports world.
I am a determined person and believe that I will find the right job that is best for me (after graduation).