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USF men lose another veteran as Justin Brown enters transfer portal

The news comes a day after classmate David Collins confirms he’ll explore other options.
USF guard Justin Brown (13) ranks fourth in program history in career 3-pointers (192).
USF guard Justin Brown (13) ranks fourth in program history in career 3-pointers (192). [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Mar. 16
Updated Mar. 16

A day after USF men’s scoring leader David Collins confirmed he has entered the NCAA transfer portal, the Tampa Bay Times has learned fellow Bulls senior Justin Brown is joining him.

Both have another year of eligibility remaining after the NCAA granted an additional year to winter-sports seniors due to the coronavirus.

The Bulls’ most viable long-range threat, Brown ranks fourth in program history with 192 career 3-pointers, behind only Reggie Kohn (252), Chucky Atkins (244) and Radenko Dobras (217). His career percentage from long range (34.5) falls just shy of the school’s top 10.

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The first two freshman recruits of the Brian Gregory era, Brown and Collins helped resuscitate the foundering program, guiding USF to a school-record win total (24-14) and College Basketball Invitational (CBI) crown as sophomores. Brown had his best statistical season the following year, averaging 9.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while hitting a team-high 55 3-pointers.

This past season, he was among six Bulls to average at least eight points (8.1 ppg) and shot 36.3 percent (37-for-102) from long range.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls.