Father and son almost swept the top honors in the state as CHS senior basketball star Dodge Brown was named the 3A Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and Head Coach Roger Brown was a finalist for the association’s Coach of the Year award.
Brown, who has been making an impact on the court since his freshman year, is a back-to-back District MVP and All-State selection. The 6’ guard was a stalwart leader of the team and a prolific scorer, helping lead his team to playoff appearances in each of his four seasons.
His late game heroics in the 2019 UIL 3A Region II Final were the stuff of legend, with Brown reeling off 18 points in the fourth quarter to put his team ahead before the Tigers fell on a late basket to eventual State Champions Dallas Madison.
Brown finished his career with 2,349 career points, 309 career steals and 364 made three-pointers.
Dodge’s father and coach, Roger, was named as a finalist for Coach of the Year as well. In his four seasons at the helm, he has led the Tigers to a record of 112-31. CHS has won three District Championships in that time period, with the last two being outright titles with an undefeated record. Commerce currently holds a 25-game district win streak across two different districts.
Dodge is also participating in the TABC All-Star Game, which is scheduled for May 17 in San Antonio.