Former Lady Chief flourishes at CentralJan 3, 2018 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
It's a move that has graced the basketball courts of Fremont County for a long time.She takes the ball in the back court, sets the offense ahead of her, leaves her defender in the dust with a quick drop-step, crossover dribble and drives straight into the paint.As she leaves her feet she crosses the ball rainbow style and either scores off a point blank layup or hits a teammate with a no-look pass for another close range shot.
"My favorite move is the no look pass, I like that," Central Wyoming freshman guard Amryn Brown said. "I liketrying to get the ball to the open person."
Brown electrified girls basketball for four years under head coach Aleta Moss at Wyoming Indian and continues her exciting brand of basketball for the Lady Rustlers.
Brown is an elementary education major and would like to work with the upper primary grades while coaching.
"There isn't a really big difference between high school, of course it's college ball," Brown said. "Coach Swartz works on defense just like Coach Moss. He really wants to get those fast breaks."
Brown was recruited by Gillette and Wisconsin Washington County but stayed close to home at Central.
She plays both the one and two for the Rustlers where her ball handling and passing skills can get the ball to other players.
"I like the two better," Brown said. "There are more scoring opportunities."
She plans to look for a four-year program after completing her sophomore year for the Rustlers, but doesn't have a school in mind yet.
Central is a team of mostly freshmen this season and experience at the college level is earned the hard way.
"We all came here for a reason and we're going to get it done," Brown said.
Being away from home and on your own is one of the big steps in life and its been a positive one for Brown.
"The college atmosphere, it's awesome having to get to stay with your roommates. Being an adult and just doing what you're supposed to do at college," she said.
The 5-foot-8 guard has played in all 13 games and started 12 of them. She is averaging 7.7 points and 2.4 assists per game and plays an average of 19 minutes per contest.