Former Patterson star Shakir Brown, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward, committed Monday to play at James Madison. Brown, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, also had offers from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Morehead State and Wagner. A West Baltimore native who moved to the east side in eighth grade, Brown spent the first three years of his high school career at St. Frances. He transferred to Patterson for his senior season, teaming up with Aquille Carr to help the Clippers win the Class 3A state title. Brown scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the championship win over Thomas Stone. He since has played at Iowa Western Community College and Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.