WKU signee Tashia Brown: ‘I pretty much had my mind made up early once I first met coach Heard’

I also had the chance to talk with Western Kentucky signee Tashia Brown tonight after she inked with the Lady Toppers earlier today.

Brown, a 6-1 forward from Lowndes (Ga.) High School, was the final verbal commit in WKU’s class.

She averaged 22 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior and played AAU for the Southeastern Lady Blazers. The left-handed wing also had interest from Auburn, Kennesaw State, Clemson, Florida State, Mercer, UAB and Louisiana Tech.

“Tashia Brown is a highly-gifted wing player,” WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard said. “She has incredible athletic ability and is extremely poised on the court. Like Ivy Brown, she is going to have a chance to make an immediate impact for us as she continues to work hard this season.”

Here are Tashia Brown’s comments:


How does it feel to finalize your decision? “I pretty much had my mind made up early once I first met coach Heard and the other coaches. When I took my visit, I fell in love with it, and that’s where I wanted to go. I can’t wait until I get there.”

What did you like most about WKU? “I loved the coaches and their personalities. I tried to build the same type of relationships with other coaches at other schools, but I just didn’t get the same vibe and feeling that I got with coach Heard and coach (Greg) Collins and coach (Margaret) Richards.”

What do you think about WKU’s style? “When I went on the visit and played a little with them, I liked their game and their tempo. They don’t rush things, but they don’t slow it up either. At my position, I’ll fit in as a shooter and as a guard off the dribble.”

What did Heard talk about needing? “She talked about needing athleticism and to have someone who can shoot it and drive it. I think I’ll be able to do that for her.”

So did you feel like you could trust Heard early on? “Some coaches try to say one thing and mean another. But she straight-up told me what to expect, and if that wasn’t good enough, she would love for me to be there, but if it wasn’t the right fit, it wasn’t the right fit. She didn’t try to sugercoat anything.”


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