Lorenzo Brown

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Lorenzo Brown
No. 17 – Detroit Pistons
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-08-26) August 26, 1990 (age 29)
Roswell, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Centennial (Roswell, Georgia)
Hargrave (Chatham, Virginia)
College NC State (2010–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2013–2014 Delaware 87ers
2014–2015 Springfield Armor / Grand Rapids Drive
2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015–2016 Grand Rapids Drive
2016 Phoenix Suns
2016–present Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards

Lorenzo Brown (born August 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for North Carolina State University.

High school career

Brown initially attended Centennial High School in his native Roswell, Georgia. He averaged 20.8 points as a senior and was named a fourth-team Parade All-American and the Georgia 5A player of the Year. When he graduated on 2009, he was the No. 36 nationally and the No. 7 shooting guard overall by Rivals.com. After he graduated, he attended the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.[1]

College career

Brown, a 6'5" guard from Roswell, Georgia, played for NC State from 2010 to 2013. He started all three seasons and led the Wolfpack to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. As a junior, Brown averaged 12.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in assists with 7.2 per game.[2] At the close of the season, Brown was named second team All-ACC.[3]

After the 2012–13 season, Brown decided to forgo his final season of college eligibility and declared for the 2013 NBA draft.[4]

Professional career

2013–14 season

Brown was selected with the 52nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves[5] and subsequently joined the team for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 26, 2013, he signed his first professional contract with the Timberwolves.[6] However, he was waived by Timberwolves on October 25, 2013.[7]

On November 1, 2013, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor.[8] On November 20, 2013, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[9] He made his debut that same day, scoring 5 points with 58 seconds left in the 4th quarter.[10] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Delaware 87ers.[11] On March 14, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.[12] On March 16, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Springfield Armor.[13]

2014–15 season

On July 29, 2014, he signed with Reyer Venezia of Italy for the 2014–15 season.[14] On September 5, 2014, his contract was voided by Venezia after he failed physicals.[15] On September 25, 2014, he signed with the Detroit Pistons.[16] However, he was later waived by the Pistons on October 20, 2014.[17] On November 1, 2014, he was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive.[18] On November 15, he made his debut for the Drive in a 112–103 loss to the Bakersfield Jam, recording 14 points, six rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes.[19] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[20]

On January 28, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[21] Three days later, in just his third game for the Timberwolves, he was thrown into the starting line-up due to being the only healthy point guard on the team as Mo Williams and Zach LaVine were both out injured. He was forced to play all but five seconds of their 90-106 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers as he recorded 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 point.[22] He moved back to the bench the following game on February 2 with the return of Ricky Rubio from long-term injury. His playing time drastically decreased as he managed just 1:29 minutes of action in the 94-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[23] On February 6, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Timberwolves.[24] On February 19, 2015, he signed with the Timberwolves for the rest of the season.[25] On October 24, 2015, he was waived by the Timberwolves.[26]

2015–16 season

On November 12, 2015, Brown was reacquired by the Grand Rapids Drive.[27] Two days later, he made his season debut in a 113–101 win over the Delaware 87ers, recording 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 23 minutes off the bench.[28]

On January 8, 2016, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns.[29] He made his debut for the Suns four days later, recording 7 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in a 116–97 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[30] On January 18, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Suns.[31] After his contract expired, the Suns decided to not retain him, making him a free agent. On January 29, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game, earning his second straight All-Star nod.[32] On February 2, he was reacquired by the Grand Rapids Drive.[33]

On March 18, 2016, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons.[34][35] He later signed a second 10-day contract with the Pistons on March 28,[36] and then for the rest of the season on April 13.[37]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Philadelphia 26 0 8.6 .302 .100 .692 1.1 1.6 .5 .1 2.5
2014–15 Minnesota 29 7 18.9 .426 .214 .632 2.4 3.1 1.0 .2 4.2
2015–16 Phoenix 8 0 7.6 .320 .125 .750 .9 1.4 .4 .1 2.5
Career 63 7 13.2 .369 .152 .667 1.7 2.3 .7 .2 3.3

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