April 2, 2012
Statement from J’Covan Brown
I want to thank the fans and everyone at The University of Texas for their support over the last three years. I especially want to thank the entire coaching staff, including Coach Terry (now the head coach at Fresno State) and Mrs. Randa (Dr. Randa Ryan, Senior Associate AD for Student Services).
I’m not sure anyone really knows how much I love UT. It was always my dream to be a Longhorn, and I have lived that dream and become a better person. There were a lot of reasons to come back to school next year, most importantly getting my degree and being around my teammates every day. But the time has come for me to pursue a career in professional basketball and take care of my daughter, Jordyn. This has been a difficult decision, but it is the best decision for myself and my family. I’ll continue to go to class and complete the spring semester here at Texas, and I will come back to finish my degree in the future.
Statement from Rick Barnes
Our staff wishes J’Covan and his family nothing but success as he moves forward. We’ve literally seen J’Covan grow up and mature before our eyes over the last three years here, and we are proud of the man that he has become. We respect his decision and understand his need to provide for his daughter.