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April 18, 2013

Brown's grandma was a key influence in his decision to stay at OSU



Family wasn’t the only voice Brown turned to. The junior guard who has seen his skills improve each year he’s been on OSU’s campus also relied on a former teammate and the last Cowboy to play all four years at Oklahoma State — Pawnee native Keiton Page.

“We kind of talked a little bit about it, and the pros and cons of staying and leaving. He didn’t lean toward a specific decision, he left it in my hands but he did give me some advice,” Brown said. “... Just hearing Keiton’s voice, a four-year player here who is a legend in this town and for this school who is well respected around the university. To have him to talk to, even back to the two years when he was my roommate, I know the type of guy he is and I know he wouldn’t lead me on. I knew everything he would tell me would be positive.”

Though it was ultimately his decision, Brown was happy to see the reaction of the fans at the Student Union. He even made a point — on several occasions — to stress the importance of the fans, and to get Gallagher-Iba Arena packed next year for a team that will likely be a Big 12 Conference title contender and a preseason top 25 team.

“It was very special to let the fans know my decision to stay. I think it was special for me, and also for them,” Brown said. “... I start off quiet, but I just like to see people happy. Anything I can do to make people happy. I’m just happy everybody excited for us and was happy about my decision.”

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