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Two Cleveland athletes committ to college committment

April 16, 2019

Two Cleveland student-athletes will continue their education and playing career at the collegiate level.

Cleveland’s Chance Brown and Jevale Roberson signed to play at their respected colleges on Friday at Cleveland High School.

Brown will play basketball at Angelina Junior College in Lufkin and Roberson will play football at Lamar University in Beaumont.

The senior forward Brown helped the Indians finish fourth in District 21-5A play.

Brown led the high scoring Indians this season, averaging 27 points and 12 rebounds a game.

Brown was also named to the first team on the all District 21-5A team.

“First, I would like to thank God, and I would like to thank my parents Richard and Regina Brown for introducing me to the game of basketball at the age of 5,” said Brown in a statement. Every since I started playing basketball my older cousins Kareem, Sam, and the Ross brothers have worked with me, and I thank each of them. Also, I would like to than Coach (Derek) Williams for preparing me for the next level and always being concerned about me on the court, in the classroom and off the court. I want to say thank you to each of you who supported me throughout the years. I am truly blessed with a God given talent.”

Roberson will take his versatility on the football field to help the Cardinals in the fall.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound athlete played on both sides of the ball for the Indians.

Roberson played on the offensive line as a center. He also played on the defensive line and as a linebacker.

Roberson is one of four Texas products to sign with the Cardinals.

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com