Jim Brown's Son Aris Commits to Play Lacrosse at Hampton University

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 4, 2020

Former NFL football player Jim Brown speaks after walking out of the West Wing of White House, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Washington. It was announced that President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Edward DeBartolo Jr., former owner of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Aris Brown, the son of Hall of Fame Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, is following in his father's athletic footsteps. 

Brown committed and signed his letter of intent to play Division I collegiate lacrosse at Hampton University:

Sierra Canyon Lacrosse @SierraCanyonLAX

Congratulations to 2020 Senior Midfielder Aris Brown and his commitment to play Lacrosse and continue his education at Hampton University. We are proud of you Aris! #WeAreSC @SCanyonSports https://t.co/WR0m53hXuj

The 6'4", 180-pound midfielder announced his decision via Instagram on Saturday.

Brown has played high school lacrosse at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California—where LeBron James' eldest son, Bronny, plays basketball alongside Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire, and Kentucky commit Brandon Boston Jr.

"My dad has influenced my athletic career by giving me things to work on when he watches me play," Brown told Lacrosse Bucket's Tanner Demling. "No matter how well I play, there's always something that he thinks I can improve on. I'm very grateful for it, though, and how it's helped me throughout high school."

Brown started all four years at Sierra Canyon as the team captured three straight Gold Coast League titles.

Hampton University is a historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia, and the lacrosse team has been competing in Division I for five years.

"I really liked the school as a whole, and wanted to play competitive lacrosse with kids that look like me and make some history," Brown added to Demling.

Rashad Devoe took over as the Pirates' head coach last August.


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