Taliek Brown signs with Rainmen, again - Metro US

Taliek Brown signs with Rainmen, again

The Halifax Rainmen have signed point guard Taliek Brown — again.

The Rainmen originally inked the former Connecticut Huskies point guard in late February, but he left the team after a few days at practice because of a death in his family.

But owner Andre Levingston signed him again yesterday in the hopes he will replace dynamic point guard Gary Ervin, who signed an Australian contract during the summer.

Brown is a talented playmaker who started for an NCAA championship team in 2004. The 28-year-old ran the floor for UConn stars such as Ben Gordon and Emeka Okafur, finishing fourth in the NCAA in assists in 2003-04 with 6.7 helpers per game and averaging 7.8 points during his solid four-year college career.

“Taliek is a guy who runs your basketball club,” Levingston said. “He’s not as explosive (as Ervin), but from a leadership standpoint and from running the (floor) he’s phenomenal. He may be a better overall point guard (than Ervin).”

In other Rainmen news, John Strickland has retired to take a job as director of player development with the Rainmen.

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