INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UCFAthletics.com) - After starring for the UCF men's soccer team this past season, junior forward Deshorn Brown was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft Thursday by the Colorado Rapids. Brown is the highest MLS draft selection in UCF history and the fifth in the last five years for the program under head coach Bryan Cunningham.
"This is a great feeling. I didn't expect it," Brown said. "I am going to go there and give it my best on the field. My dream is finally coming true and I just feel so great today."
The striker was accompanied by Cunningham and associate head coach Mauricio Ruiz at the draft.
"We are very excited for Deshorn," Cunningham said. "Colorado is a great fit for him. Deshorn is a great young man who has worked extremely hard to get to this point. We have no doubt that he will be successful on the professional level and will represent UCF with pride in the MLS."
Brown spent the 2012 campaign at UCF and the junior developed into one of the premier strikers in the nation as he recorded 13 goals and three assists for 29 points. A native of Jamaica, he ranked fifth in the country in points per game at 1.18 and sixth in goals per game (0.81). Brown registered 60 shots, with 28 coming on goal, and was named to the NSCAA All-South Region First Team as well as the All-Conference USA First Team.
Last week, Brown signed an MLS Generation adidas contract.