AIKEN, S.C. –Former University of South Carolina Aiken men’s basketball standout Alvin Brown will begin his international career in Mongolia with the Erdene Drilling Rigs of the National Super League.
Brown left Sunday evening for his new team.
During his time at USC Aiken, Brown was twice named the Peach Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. While guiding the Pacers to a school record 33 wins and a Final Four appearance during the 2013-14 season, Brown led Division II with 4.11 blocks per game.
Brown tied the Elite Eight record for blocks in a game when he stuffed eight in the victory over Chico State. For the season, he swatted 144 shots, reaching double figures in wins over P.R.-Mayaguez and Young Harris. He blocked five or more shots 12 times during his senior season.
Brown was named to the NCAA Southeast Region all-tournament team.
When he begins playing for the Rigs, it will be his fourth team during his rookie campaign.
“It has been a journey,” Brown said. “There have been ups and downs, but I’m staying focused. I’ve learned so much from every place that I’ve been.
“I’m going to give it my all. The Rigs were looking for a defensive big man and I feel that I fit what they are looking for.”