Plain & Simple – Smith & Brown
(St. Louis, MO) – They may not be flashy and they may not have sexy nick-names, but Khristian Smith and Devonte Brown have been the plain and simple four-year staples for Indiana State basketball.
Head Coach Greg Lansing has said repeatedly he wouldn’t trade Devonte Brown for any other player in the nation.
The two seniors have been both the face and the backbone for Sycamore hoops. They will be forever linked in the minds of Valley fans, media and coaches. Coach Lansing says they take as much pride in their defense as in their offense.
‘Smith & Brown’ – Plain & Simple. Smith recently went over the 1,000 point mark and Brown will do so later this year. Smith has more rebounds (481 to 362). Brown has more assists (241 to 144) and has more steals (102 to 86).
During the ‘Smith & Brown Era’ the Sycamores are winning games at a .570 clip and an even better (.617 winning mark) in MVC play. Only Wichita State and Northern Iowa have won more Valley games during that time.
Northern Iowa Head Coach Ben Jacobson says Smith & Brown are talented, are always improving and play the game the game in a way Valley fans respect.
The MVC’s most successful coach, Gregg Marshall of Wichita State says Smith and Jones are tough and they are winners.
‘Smith & Brown’ – Plain & Simple. Smith was named to the Valley’s ‘Most Improved’ team in 2014. Brown was on that team in 2015. Smith was the MVC’s ‘6th Man’ in 2014 and Brown was a second team ‘all-conference’ player in 2015.
Strong defenders, improving players, respected by peers and opponents.
‘Smith & Brown’ – Plain & Simple. As their careers wind down in Terre Haute, Sycamore fans should take some pictures and take some time to appreciate the legacy of ‘Smith & Brown’.