By Matthew DeGeorge
When Haverford School hit the court for its first game of the delayed 2021 season, there was no shortage of excitement.
But of all the Fords who waited so long for basketball to return, no one felt the same anticipation as Jameel Brown.
“My mind was going 100 miles per hours,” Brown said Saturday, after spearheading a 57-49 win over Episcopal Academy in the finale of an abbreviated season. “But it was definitely a sigh of relief that I went through those trials and tribulations to be back playing again.”
Brown was a promising freshman role player on the Fords’ Inter-Ac championship team of 2019. He figured to have a breakout sophomore campaign, off the heels of a stellar summer on the AAU circuit that inspired a flood of Power 5 offers.