Ernest Brown knew he wanted a better life for his son.
Brown grew up in Philadelphia and grew accustomed to a hardnosed lifestyle that garnered setbacks.
Through his experiences, the current father saw life through a different perspective. Brown vowed to provide his son with an opportunity to pursue his basketball dream, and it's the reason he invests his finances and time into his gifted son to help him shine on the hardwood.
After spending his first two years of high school at Winslow (N.J.) and only accumulating 97 career points, Tajamir Brown opted for a change of scenery.
"After the Winslow season, I had a serious talk with my dad," Brown said. "He asked me, 'how far do I want to go in basketball,' and I ask myself that every day. I told myself I want to be professional like NBA. That's the goal."
The 6-foot-2 guard transferred to Lindenwold (N.J.) and averaged 20.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior. He eclipsed 20 points in 12 games and scored a career-high 34 points twice in a win over Gateway (N.J.) and again in a one-point loss to Audubon (N.J.). Brown was named a Colonial Conference Patriot Division First Team selection and was ultimately rewarded for his production despite having to battle through defenses designed to limit him on offense.
Lindenwold's Tajamir Brown (5) dribbles against a defender in the game played against Haddonfield at Lindenwold High School in Lindenwold, New Jersey on Monday, January 9, 2023. Kiersten Cowgill/D2 Sports Network