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Philadelphia Daily News

Marcus Brown has known for a while that he wants to be a lawyer.

Now, he even can pinpoint the variety.

“Before, I was thinking maybe corporate,” he said. “But I watch a lot of ‘Law & Order’ and ‘CSI,’ and these past couple months, I’ve decided I want to be a district attorney. That’d be pretty cool.”

DAs, of course, have to be firm and show great leadership skills. Kind of like a point guard. Kind of the way Brown did yesterday.

Wait, doesn’t Brown, a senior at Engineering and Science, stand 6-4 and weigh 215 pounds? Isn’t his normal position small forward?

Hey, there’s no predicting circumstances.

As the visiting Engineers muffled William Penn, 48-36, in a Public B opener, Brown pretty much ran the show both against fullcourt pressure and in halfcourt sets. He responded with 27 points (10-for-16 floor), 10 rebounds, two assists and admirable leadership.

Among the witnesses were coaches from Howard, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Penn; Brown owns a 3.6 GPA and a 1,080 SAT score.

“Seeing those coaches made me play better,” he said. “People tend to see me as an undersized forward, so it felt great to show a different set of skills as the point guard.
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