The Times West Virginian

Fairmont State Sports

June 6, 2014

FSU standout Browning to transfer

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s men’s basketball team will have a new leading scorer when it takes to the court in 2014 as standout guard Stevie Browning has decided to transfer.

Browning told the Times West Virginian Thursday that his decision to transfer is nothing more than a personal decision.

“I really enjoyed my time at Fairmont State and felt like I was part of the family there,” Browning, a second-team All-MEC selection, said in a phone interview Thursday. “This is just a decision I made for myself. It wasn’t anything but that. I loved my teammates and everyone around Fairmont State.”

The 6-foot-3 guard from Logan said that he’s not sure where he’s headed yet for the 2014-15 season but hopes to make the move to Division I basketball.

“Stevie’s informed me that he’s leaving and I thanked him for his two years at FSU and we wish him the best in his future plans. He said he wants to go D1 and live out his dream,” FSU coach Jerrod Calhoun said.

Browning led the Falcons in scoring last season, averaging 16.8 points per game, which was also good enough for 10th in the Mountain East Conference.

What the sophomore sharpshooter provided for the Falcons will be hard to replace as he also led the team in steals (1.73 per game), was second on the team in made 3-point shots (41) and was third on the team in rebounding (5.7 per game).

The departure puts Fairmont State in a predicament and an even younger squad than last season after losing one of its core pieces but Calhoun said the team has many viable options to fill the void and hopes to wrap up the team’s recruiting plans in the next few weeks.

One of Browning’s finest moments came during the early stretch for the Falcons last season when he took over the game single-handedly against Wheeling Jesuit.

Browning scored 14 of the team’s final 18 points, including seven straight, as Fairmont State held on to a narrow 80-74 victory.

Calhoun called it one of the best individual performances that he’d seen in Joe Retton Arena.

Following that game, Browning emerged as a leader on the floor while seniors Brendan Cooper and Martins Abele battled injuries all season.

Browning scored in double figures in every contest but four and played 34.57 minutes per game for Calhoun, leading FSU to a 20-10 overall record and a 14-8 record in the MEC while finishing in the Top 20 in the conference in scoring, rebounding, steals and minutes.

Browning ended his career at FSU by scoring 505 points this past season, putting him just 274 points away from becoming the school’s 45th men’s player to score more than 1,000 career points.

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