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USA Basketball Notes

  • Participated in the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U16 National Team training camp.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on April 23, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

High School Notes

  • Attends Simeon Career Academy (Ill.), where he sat out most of his sophomore campaign in 2015-16 due to a health issue.
  • As a freshman in 2014-15, he helped his team compile a 27-3 record and a runner-up finish at the 2015 Chicago Public League Tournament.
  • Plays in the summer for Mac Irvin Fire.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Nina and Marquis Brown; has three sisters, Jasmine, Jamia and Jade.
  • First name is Marquis, but is known by “Kezo.”
  • Earned an academic award in English from Simeon.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 3.
  • Favorite USA National Team athlete: James Harden.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @NBA.
  • Favorite superhero: Spider-Man.
  • Top five movies of all time: “Boyz n the Hood,” “Four Brothers,” “Big, Belly” and “Bag Boy.”
  • Favorite sports website:
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite basketball team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Favorite Olympian: James Harden.
  • Best player ever faced: Jaylen Brunson.
  • Wears No. 2 because: it is John Wall’s number.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with his family.
  • Most people don’t know: he is a funny kid to be around.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: Dubai in 2014.
  • Twitter: @KezoBrown2.

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