6’1″ Rashawn Browne is taking his talents to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Toronto guard pledged his allegiance to NMSU during the NCAA’s most recent signing period.

Browne played at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Toronto and played for Grassroots Elite, the same AAU program that produced Aggies Renaldo Dixon and former Aggie guard Christian Kabongo.

Browne said NMSU assistant coach Canadian Paul Weir first reached out last summer at an AAU event in Las Vegas. Browne said he has played with current Aggies Matt Taylor and Tevoun Jackson, the younger brother of NMSU senior Daniel Mullings.

“I knew some of them personally and knew of others who were from Toronto so I knew it was the place for me,” Browne told Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun “There is not a lot of NCAA basketball in Canada, but I saw some games. I like the offense, but players get a chance to do their thing in the offense.”

Browne committed to NSMU without making a visit to Las Cruces. Brown said he had received interest from a number of small schools including Appalachian State, Florida Gulf Coast and Colgate.

“New Mexico State was the most competitive team and successful team that was recruiting me,” Browne said. “That helped in my decision.”

With a combination of Grassroots Elite founder Ro Russell’s rolodex of contacts and an astonishing season with Bill Crothers where Browne co-captained the 36-6 Colts this should be no surprise.

Primarily a point guard Browne also has the ability to defend the 2 and 3 as well. With a reputation of a tenacious defender that is a very versatile on the offensive end he should be a welcome addition to the Aggies program.