Steve Brown

Steve BrownHamlin ‘Chargers’ – 1974
We may want to look back just a few years to the days when an entire county (Hamlin County) caught the “Basketball Fever”. This is one county which was hit very hard and it lasted for many years. The fever effected kids and parents alike. It went from Hazel to Thomas and Hayti to Bryant. It consumed communities in many different ways. People would drive for miles to watch the players, who seem to have been hit the hardest by the fever. In this case it was STEVE B BROWN who thrilled basketball fans with his outside shooting and his speed. He was part of the 1974 State “B” Championship team at Hamlin County. Steve was first Team All State his Jr. and Senior years. He averaged 33 points per game his Senior year, scoring an amazing 50 points in the 1974 State “B” Semifinals. Steve compiled 1800 points in two years at Hamlin County. At 5-10 he was very quick and could flat out shoot the basketball. Steve has been selected to the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame simply because he was one of the best shooters and players ever to come out of Hamlin County and maybe the state of South Dakota. Steve W. Brown will be inducted into the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame on 27 March 2010.

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  • Dave Soliday


    As a member of our youth basketball board, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Steve, and watching him conduct multiple clinics for our youth players. The kids have an outstanding opportunity to learn from someone who knows the game very well. One of my daughters has also worked with Steve one on one. The result, quite frankly, she was a different player – much improved.


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