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OBCA All-Star basketball roundup: Air Force will have to wait for KeSean Brown

Basketball has come back into Brown’s future. Still only 17 years old, he was told two weeks ago it would be six months to a year before he could get into the Air Force, so he decided to go to college.
by Scott Wright Published: June 7, 2014
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photo - Midwest City's Kesean Brown (4) takes a shot past David Bush (4) of Putnam City during a Class 6A boys high school basketball game in the semifinals of the state tournament at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, March 8, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Midwest City's Kesean Brown (4) takes a shot past David Bush (4) of Putnam City during a Class 6A boys high school basketball game in the semifinals of the state tournament at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, March 8, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Midwest City’s KeSean Brown was getting his future lined up.

A football and basketball star for the Bombers, he has the tools to play either sport at the college level, but for months, he had his mind set on joining the Air Force.

A couple of weeks ago, it looked like Saturday’s Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game might be Brown’s last competitive basketball game.

He scored 13 points to help the Red All-Stars defeat the Gray All-Stars 92-84 in the Class 4A/5A/6A game Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Noble Complex.

Pretty impressive, considering Brown hadn’t been practicing since the season ended.

“I wasn’t even going to the gym. I was just staying at home,” Brown said. “But I’ve been playing for so long, it’s just like walking.”

Good thing, too. Basketball has come back into Brown’s future. Still only 17 years old, he was told two weeks ago it would be six months to a year before he could get into the Air Force.

“I decided I’d just go to college,” he said. “I still think I’ll go back eventually. I really like the benefits it provides you for your life and your career.”

For now, Brown is looking hard at Northern-Tonkawa, but hasn’t made an official decision.

Yukon’s Tanner Akers scored 15 points and Westmoore’s Tripp Fuller had 14 for the Red, which got out to a 17-point halftime lead and held off a late charge by the Gray.

Kortney Smith from Tulsa Webster scored 21 points, and Tanner Gregurich of Broken Arrow had 10 for the Gray squad.

REED, GOLDEN LEAD CLASS 2A TO VICTORY

Hobart’s Fletcher Reed had 16 points, and Millwood’s Ashford Golden had 15 as the Class 2A all-stars held off a rally from the Class 3A squad, 86-80.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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