Bobby Brown (basketball)

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Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown cropped.jpg
No. 6 – Dongguan Leopards
Position Point guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1984-09-24) September 24, 1984 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Westchester
(Los Angeles, California)
College Cal State Fullerton (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Alba Berlin (Germany)
2008–2009 Sacramento Kings
2009 Minnesota Timberwolves
2009–2010 New Orleans Hornets
2010 Los Angeles Clippers
2010 Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland)
2010–2011 Aris (Greece)
2011–2012 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)
2012–2013 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2013–present Dongguan Leopards (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert 'Bobby' Douglas Brown (born September 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He plays the point guard position.

After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, he entered the 2007 NBA Draft, but went undrafted. In his first pro season, he played overseas with the German League team Alba Berlin, and in 2008, he returned to the United States, where he played for several NBA teams, including the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

While playing for Montepaschi Siena in the 2012-13 season, Brown tied a Euroleague post year 2000 single-game scoring record with 41 points (the all-time single-game scoring record is 99 points, held by Radivoj Korać).[1] Brown won the Euroleague Alphonso Ford Trophy in 2013.

Early years[edit]

Brown is a 6'2" (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) point guard and played collegiately at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, he attended L.A.'s Westchester High School, playing alongside future NBA players Trevor Ariza and Hassan Adams.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Brown left Cal State Fullerton in 2007, but ultimately went undrafted by any NBA team. He signed with the German team ALBA Berlin in August 2007,[3] whom he helped win the German national league.[4] He was also a participant in a five-overtime second-tier Eurocup game, in which he top-scored with 44 points, the second-highest total ever in the competition.[5]

NBA career[edit]

In 2008, Brown returned to the U.S., and played for the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA Summer League, with his highlight being a game-winning shot against the Charlotte Bobcats, in a 77–75 win.[6]

He was rewarded for his stellar summer league play, by his being offered a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, one of a handful of NBA teams that courted him.[4] He was also pursued by multiple overseas teams that had offered him lucrative deals, among them the Israeli league's Maccabi Tel-Aviv.[4] He also came close to accepting a multi-year contract, "in the millions", from the Spanish league's FC Barcelona.[4]

On February 19, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Sheldon Williams, in exchange for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.[7] On September 9, 2009, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets, along with Darius Songaila, in exchange for Antonio Daniels, and a 2014 second round pick.[8] On January 26, 2010, Brown was again traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, for a conditional 2014 2nd round pick and cash considerations.[9]

He was on the Toronto Raptors roster for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[10]

Return to Europe[edit]

On September 22, 2010, Brown signed with the Polish League team Asseco Prokom,[11] but he was released in December due to poor performances in the Euroleague.[12][13] In his first Euroleague season, he averaged 10.7 points in 26 minutes over six games for Asseco Prokom, but shot only .333 percent from the field. On December 3, 2010, he signed a two-month contract with the Greek League Aris, in order to replace Pierre Pierce, who was sidelined for the two months.[14]

On August 5, 2011, Brown signed with the German League team EWE Baskets Oldenburg.[15]

Montepaschi Siena[edit]

On August 8, 2012, Brown signed a one-year contract with the Italian League team Montepaschi Siena. He replaced 2011–12 Alphonso Ford top scoring trophy winner Bo McCalebb, who joined Fenerbahçe Ülker a week before.[16][17] He won the Euroleague 2012–13 Alphonso Ford Trophy, averaging 18.8 points per game. He was also fourth in the Euroleague in assists, with an average of 5.3 per game, and led the league in several other parameters.[18]

On January 4, 2013, Brown scored 41 points in a 98–92 comeback win over Fenerbahçe Ülker. He tied the Euroleague's post-2000 single game scoring record.[19] He was eventually named the Euroleague MVP of the Month for January.[20] In April of 2013, Brown won the Euroleague Alphonso Ford Trophy, the annual award given to the Euroleague's "Best Scorer" of the season. He averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game, over a total of 24 games during the 2012-13 season, while shooting .411 from the field. He scored in double figures in 22 games, reached the 20-point mark on 10 occasions, and got to 30 points twice.[21]

Dongguan Leopards[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Brown signed with the Dongguan Leopards of China.[22][23] On December 27, 2013, he scored 74 points in a 137-135 overtime victory over the Sichuan Blue Whales.[24] He would score the second-highest amount of points in the Chinese Basketball Association's history, being one point shy from breaking the record that's still held by Quincy Douby.

On May 22, 2014, he extend his contract with Dongguan for three more years.[25]

Personal[edit]

Brown shares the same name with the famous American R&B singer. In an interview, he affirmed jokes about his name: "Someone is always trying to be funny...asking me where Whitney's at."[2] Upon announcing his signing with the Kings, ESPN ran the headlines "Their prerogative: Kings agree with Bobby Brown", and "New addition: Sources say Kings agree to deal with Brown",[26] in reference to the singer's 1988 anthem "My Prerogative", and his former boy band New Edition, respectively.

Career statistics[edit]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Led the league

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Sacramento 47 1 14.4 .381 .330 .765 .8 1.9 .3 .0 5.2
2008–09 Minnesota 21 1 12.2 .416 .389 .889 .8 1.4 .3 .1 5.5
2009–10 New Orleans 22 0 14.9 .395 .258 1.000 .8 2.1 .4 .0 6.6
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 23 0 8.3 .329 .281 .714 .9 1.8 .3 .0 3.0
Career 113 2 12.8 .384 .311 .810 .8 1.8 .3 .0 5.1

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Asseco Prokom 6 5 26.1 .333 .250 .875 1.0 1.8 .8 .2 10.7 4.3
2012–13 Montepaschi 24 24 32.6 .411 .344 .890 1.7 5.3 .5 .1 18.8 17.4
Career 30 29 31.3 .398 .332 .888 1.6 4.6 .5 .1 17.2 14.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Radivoj Korac's 99 points.
  2. ^ a b An Interview With NBA Draft Prospect Bobby Brown
  3. ^ Alba Berlin signs rookie guard Brown
  4. ^ a b c d New addition: Sources say Kings agree to deal with Brown
  5. ^ Alba Berlin vs. KK Bosna game report
  6. ^ Brown lifts Hornets past Bobcats
  7. ^ "Wolves Acquire Shelden Williams and Bobby Brown". NBA.com. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  8. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE SONGAILA, BROWN FROM TIMBERWOLVES". NBA.com. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  9. ^ "Clippers Acquire Bobby Brown From New Orleans in Exchange for 2014 Conditional Second Round Pick". NBA.com. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  10. ^ Raptors Announce 2010 Las Vegas Summer League Roster
  11. ^ Ziller, Tom. "Bobby Brown Signs With Poland's Asseco Prokom". AOL News. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "PLK: Bobby Brown opuszcza Asseco Prokom". kosz.sport24.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Asseco Prokom, Brown part ways". Euroleague. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Skountis, Vassilis. "Aris BSA 2003 brings in Bobby Brown". Eurocup Basketball. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Bobby Brown lenkt Baskets-Spiel". ewe-baskets.de (in German). Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  16. ^ MONTEPASCHI inks playmaker Brown
  17. ^ "Mens Sana Siena officially signs Bobby Brown". Sportando. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Brown, Bobby 2012–13 Season". Euroleague. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Siena's Brown ties Euroleague's all-time scoring mark with 41 points!". Euroleague. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "bwin MVP for January: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena". Euroleague. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Montepaschi Siena's Bobby Brown wins Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy". euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bobby Brown signs with Dongguan with an NBA clause". Sportando. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Bobby Brown (ex Montepaschi) agreed terms with DongGuan Leopards". basketball.asia-basket.com. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bobby Brown scored 74 points in China". Sportando.com. December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Bobby Brown signs a three-year deal with Dongguan Leopards". Sportando.com. May 22, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  26. ^ ESPN search results for Bobby Brown. note: This search yields the same article as the "New addition..", but with a variant title, "Their prerogative: Kings agree with Bobby Brown"

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