Saskatchewan Rattlers guard Rashawn Browne has had a unique path to the CEBL. As a high schooler, Browne began his basketball journey with Grassroots Canada, an elite AAU program based out of Toronto, ON. Playing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit provided Browne with the exposure he needed to be recruited to a NCAA Division I school. When playing in a Las Vegas Tournament, Browne was recognized by the New Mexico State University Aggies of the Western Atlantic Conference. Browne would go on to accept a scholarship from the Aggies, achieving a lifetime goal.
Upon Browne’s transfer to the University of Manitoba, he was given the opportunity to showcase his talents. “When I got to Manitoba, I was given the keys again, I was given the freedom to show all I had learned down south.”
It is at the University of Manitoba where everything clicked for Browne. Simply put, a star was born. Browne’s long list of awards and accolades while at the University of Manitoba include: 2x team MVP, University of Manitoba Male Athlete of the Year, First Team Canada West All-Star, and U SPORTS All-Canadian second team. In addition to Browne’s individual success, he created a winning culture for the University of Manitoba. During his final season, Browne lead the University of Manitoba to the most wins in school history while playing in the Canada West Conference.