“For this story to end like this for her is…story book.”
The parents of a BC basketball player are over the moon, after their daughter was deemed the best shooter in US college basketball.
Vernon’s Cassandra Brown won the 2015 State Farm three-point competition.
The 22-year-old is a senior at the University of Portland and a 2010 graduate of Clarence Fulton Secondary.
Her parents had to drive five hours from their home to Bellingham, Washington to watch the action at a sports bar.
Mom Bonny Brown says they never expected these results.
“By the time we finished at Buffalo Wings in Bellingham the whole bar was screaming, on their feet. We didn’t even know these people! We were just over the moon is all I can say. I’m still shaking and in shock for her.”
But Betty says the glory is even more sweet, because Cassandra came back from a serious surgery.
Bonny says Cassandra had an operation to correct a depressed sternum, that took her out of the game for a year.
“Seeing her in bed, and seeing her suffer for a year just to shoot hoops…cause I was kind of saying give it up…this is over, and…no way!”
Brown was a late invite to the competition, then emerged to nail shot after shot – first winning the women’s category and then defeating the men’s champion.
CKNW’s Simi Sara spoke to Robb and Bonny Brown about their daughter’s incredible story. You can listen to that interview here: