posted on January 17, 2013 13:25
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Former University of Mobile men's soccer player Deshorn Brown was picked 6th overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids Thursday.
A native of Jamaica, Brown spent two seasons at UMobile before transferring to the University of Central Florida for the 2012 season, where he tallied 13 goals in 16 games.
"I've always broken things down to pro level, international level and world class, and Deshorn has world class speed and a world class shot," University of Mobile head coach Roy Patton said. "I've never said that about a collegiate player before."
In two seasons with the Rams, the forward tallied 53 goals and 8 assists for 114 points. He was a two-time 1st-Team NAIA All-American and two-time SSAC Player of the Year. His best season came in 2011 when he scored 32 goals and posted nine multi-goal games, including 5 goals against Brewton-Parker.
UMobile advanced to the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship in both of Brown's seasons with the team, including a trip to the Round of 4 in 2010.
Brown is the 5th Ram to go on to play in the MLS, and first drafted since Stephen Shirley in 2006.
The Rapids begin the 2013 season March 2nd at 6:30 PM (MST) against FC Dallas.
"We are very proud of Deshorn and wish him all the success in the world," Patton said. "He's a wonderful young man."
The SuperDraft is two rounds long, with 38 picks. The 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft will take place Jan. 22 with four more rounds.