Wesleyan senior Shasha Brown, who graduated The Peddie School in 2008, made history on Sunday, Feb. 3 when he sunk a free throw with 4:04 remaining in the game at Hamilton College. This point was the 1,693rd of Brown's career for the Cardinals, moving him past Kanem Johnson who had 1,692 as the all-time leading scorer in the 113-year history of basketball at Wesleyan. Brown finished with 17 points in a 62-57 loss.
Brown, who has played and started 94 contests over his four years on his way toward his present 1,697 points, has scored in double figures 86 times with a career-high 35 points at Williams on November 24, 2009, in just his third-career game.
Brown averages 18.05 points a game for his career and has been honored by the NESCAC each season as Rookie of the Year in 2009-10, second-team all-NESCAC in 2010-11 and first-team all-NESCAC last season. He averaged 17.8 points and 3.9 assists as a freshman, 19.2 points and 3.8 assists as a sophomore, 17.1 points and 4.3 assists as a junior. This season as a senior, he's averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 assists.
Coached by Joe Rulewich during the 2007-08 season at Peddie, Brown put up a highlight reel with 25 points in a 74-68 overtime win at Hun and netted 14 of his 18 points in the second half to ignite a come-from-behind 59-53 victory over Lawrenceville.