H.D. Woodson forward Jephany Brown drawing much interest

Jephany Brown, a rising senior forward at H.D. Woodson, knows no end to a play. She will hustle down the floor, muscle her way into position for a rebound and try her hand at a three-pointer on offense. Brown’s well-rounded basketball skills and physical ability, much like recent H.D. Woodson players, have garnered her serious attention from college coaches, especially during the July evaluation period.


H.D. Woodson’s Jephany Brown starts the fast break against Riverdale Baptist. (Jonathan Newton/THE WASHINGTON POST)

“She can post up and play on the perimeter,” Oliver said. “And any time you have a six-foot forward who can play inside and outside [college coaches] like her versatility. She can shoot the three and post up. She’s a mismatch problem.”

In the offseason, Brown has played on top-tier travel teams which has helped her garner attention from colleges. This summer she played on D.C. Cobras, a club team coached by Oliver that featured some of her H.D. Woodson teammates.

Last season, Brown was the Warriors’ leading scorer, averaging 15.2 points and guiding a less experienced H.D. Woodson to its sixth straight D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title and scoring a team-high 21 points in the 75-31 win over Coolidge. A week later, Brown was again the Warriors’ best player, notching 15 points and 14 rebounds in a 59-44 loss to second-ranked St. John’s in the City Title game.

Oliver said Brown hopes to begin making visits to colleges soon, narrow down a list of finalists by October and settle on a choice by November.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.

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