Sad news from the Farm: redshirt freshman Andy Brown, who missed the 2009-10 basketball season with a torn left ACL, re-tore the same ACL last week in Stanford. Brown was scheduled to play in games for the Cardinal last year, but Johnny Dawkins redshirted him after the ACL tear prior to the season. Depending upon whom you ask (and we’ll go with sources from the San Jose Mercury News rather than the official Stanford press release), Brown tore the ACL during either a pick-up game or a workout. Before the injury last fall, Brown hurt the ligament in January 2009 as a senior in high school. With the three problems with Brown’s ACL, his basketball future at Stanford–and in elite Division 1 college basketball–looks to be in peril. We would love to see Brown recover and contribute to the Card as a redshirt sophomore in 2011-12. While we hope that will occur, we aren’t holding our collective breaths, either.
Brown comes from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.
Sound familiar? Among other graduates, USC quarterback Matt Barkley and former USC quarterback, 2004 Hesiman Trophy recipient, and current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart both played their high school ball at Mater Dei for the Monarchs. Raider quarterback and former Hawaii standout Colt Brennan also attended Mater Dei. Brown himself was a 3-star recruit as a high school baller and played for the SoCal All-Stars in AAU.