Came up from the EA: Brown bags career-high 26 for Weber State
Anchorage native son Isiah Brown left town at an early age to pursue his hoop dreams.
In middle school his family moved to Seattle, where he went to Lakeside High and set a Metro League scoring record.
That success led him to Northwestern and then Grand Canyon. Now a senior, the 6-foot-2 guard is at Weber State.
Brown delivered quite a performance on opening night as the grad transfer tore up Adams State for a career-high 26 points in an 88-60 win over Adams State in Ogden, Utah.
Brown’s ties to Alaska run deep. His father Gerald was a star for the University of Alaska Anchorage in the 1970s and 1980s.
The 23-year-old is proud of his Anchorage roots and raps about it as a recording artist under the pseudonym ‘Zay Wonder.’
On his 2016 album ‘Coldest Summer’ he pays homage to his hometown in the song ‘East Anchorage Dreams.’
Came up from the EA
Hold it down for the same thing
All hail to the Eastside one time
Sun don’t shine in the winter time
Only real ones in the bloodline
Top floor Captain Cook high rise
I ain’t never change and you know I never will
I’m gonna always stay down for the same side
Brown’s game was born in Anchorage, but it came alive in Seattle.
He was the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year in 2016 after leading the state in scoring at 33.8 points per game.
He finished his Lakeside High career as the all-time leading scorer in Metro League history with 2,372 points.
Brown started his college career in the Big Ten and played two seasons at Northwestern, averaging 5.3 points in 60 games.
Then he transferred to Grand Canyon, where he averaged 9.3 points in 30 games. It was there that he set his previous career of 21 points against Illinois State.
Now at Weber State, Brown will become the next great guard out of Alaska to play in the Big Sky Conference, joining the likes of Jason Erickson (Montana State), Kevin Winford (Eastern Washington) and Jason Kaiser (Weber State).