Louisville native Browning joins women’s basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville native Cam Browning has signed with the Bellarmine University women’s basketball team after transferring from Belmont, Knights Coach Chancellor Dugan announced Tuesday.

A former standout at Male High School, Browning played two-plus seasons with the Bruins and appeared in nearly 60 games. The 6-foot-2 forward will have two seasons of college eligibility remaining when she arrives at Bellarmine.

“Cam will give us needed size and athleticism; she is a tough player who loves to rebound,” Dugan said. “Cam has a nice outside game and is a very good passer. We are looking forward to coaching Cam and helping her obtain her goals.”

In high school, Browning was a force at Male. The Louisville product departed as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder and was twice decorated with All-District and All-Region accolades while being recognized as honorable-mention All-State.

“I chose Bellarmine because I knew I would get the chance to come home and make an impact,” Browning said. “I have known the coaches for so long and have always felt comfortable around them. Being able to come back and play in my hometown at this level is something a lot of people might not have the chance to do, but something I am ready to Embrace and make people in Louisville more excited about the program.… Bellarmine is a new D1 school that might not be super recognized right now. I want to help put our name out there and show off all the wonderful things Bellarmine has to offer. ”

As Dugan mentioned, Bellarmine is looking to bolster its interior play. It’s a need that Browning is expected to help fill.

“I would describe myself as a high-energy, rebounding post player,” Browning said. “I love playing inside regardless of the other players’ size. I would say I am not afraid of contact and try to always play with energy and some edge.”

As a sophomore at Belmont, Browning averaged 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 63.2 percent from the field and blocking 11 shots. She posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against SIU Edwardsville and racked up 19 points in 19 minutes against Eastern Kentucky. In total, Browning played 50 games over her first two seasons.

She also experienced plenty of team success. Belmont won a share of the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title her freshman year, and the Bruins were the OVC Tournament champions her second sophomore season and won a first-round game over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.

“To win at a high level takes really good team chemistry,” Browning said. “When games get hard, all you have is your teammates out on the court. Loving what you do, and who you do it with, can take a team really far. After tough losses or hard wins, those are the people you do it. with. ”

Browning is eager to start a new journey in her collegiate career competing for the Knights in her hometown.

“Some things I want to bring to this team are energy, rebounding, leadership and fun! Once you get to playing at this level, the fun can be lost in the grind,” Browning said. “Always keeping in mind that this is a game is something I want to remind people of because we are blessed to have this opportunity and should embrace it to the fullest. More court specific, I want to be a huge rebounder for our team. Rebounding is something that I LOVE to do because it’s a chance to be physical and get extra points for our team. ”

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