GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Northwest Senior Whitney Brown decided over the weekend she will walk-on for the Nebraska women's basketball team in 2020. The decision comes after Brown led the Vikings to the 2019 Class B State Championship.
"Winning and going all the way, looking at all our fans is something that is indescribable," Brown said. "I can't even put into words how happy and great of a feeling that was."
Brown made a name for herself last March at Pinnacle Bank Arena. In Northwest's three games, Brown scored 63 points to give the Vikings its fourth state title.
Now she will call PBA home when she leaves Grand Island next summer.
"It's something that every little kid dreams of and finally I'm a senior, coming in freshman year and all these people were teasing me saying you're going to be D-1 and I never really believed them because I just was shorter and that's just something I've had to fight through my whole life so calling them the other day was kind of a surreal feeling," Brown Said. "Being able to call them and tell them that is something I never thought I would do."
Northwest girls basketball coach Russ Moerer only has coached Brown for one season but knows she is a special athlete.
"Whitney is the perfect athlete because she's has skill, extraordinary skill. Plus, work ethic and great innate sense of how to play the game," Moerer said. "So, you put those things together you got a division one athlete."