Mar 26, 2017 - By Randy Tucker, Staff WriterWyoming Indian's silky-smooth guard is Fremont County's top basketball player.
A defender turns her head just slightly, and No. 31 blows by in a blur of action on the way to two more points in an illustrious career.
That was a familiar scene all season for Amryn Brown, who was a force on the high school basketball court the first time she stepped on the Wyoming Indian floor.
The talented 5-foot-8 senior has been named Fremont County's player of the year by the sports staff of The Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind River News.
The award adds to other accolades for Brown, who is the Class 2-A Southwest conference player of the year, a three-time Class 2-A all-state player, and the winner of the Class 2-A/1-A Bob Carey Award.
Brown was simply marvelous to watch play basketball.
Her love of the game was evident in her smile as she scored, picked up defensive intensity, or watched a teammate hit a crucial shot.
Brown's tenacity and competitiveness, along with a sensitive concern for her opponents, was intriguing.
A hard-charging guard, Brown often ran over defenders on drives to the paint. After leveling the opposing player, she would extend a hand, help the other girl up, pat her on the back, and hit the ensuing free throws -- usually with a smile.
Brown was the consummate player, able to shoot, handle the ball, rebound, pass, and play smothering defense.
An ankle injury late in a game in January sidelined her for three games, and the talented Lady Chiefs struggled in her absence.
Her goal in high school of winning a state championship came within seconds of coming true, but Big Horn denied her the ball in the final seconds, and the Chiefs fell by a single point in the Class 2-A state championship game earlier this month.
Brown's career is far from over. She has signed to play next fall as a member of the Lady Rustlers of Central Wyoming College.
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