Devin Brown

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Devin Brown
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Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1978-12-30) December 30, 1978 (age 35)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school South San Antonio West
(San Antonio, Texas)
College UTSA (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002 Kansas Cagerz (USBL)
2002 San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003 Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL)
2003 Denver Nuggets
20032005 San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006 Utah Jazz
2006–2007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007–2008 Cleveland Cavaliers
20082010 New Orleans Hornets
2010 Chicago Bulls
2011 Asseco Prokom (Poland)
2012 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Devin LaVell Brown (born December 30, 1978) is an American professional basketball shooting guard who last played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Salt Lake City, Utah,[1] and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He played organized basketball at South San Antonio West Campus High School, a school on the south side of San Antonio, where he became the all-time high school scorer in greater San Antonio.

College career[edit]

Brown played four seasons at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,922 career points. His collegiate averages were 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.75 steals in 32.0 minutes. In addition to that, Brown was the first player in UTSA school history to record a triple double — a 33-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance — which he did on February 17, 2001 against the Louisiana–Monroe Indians. Brown was named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998–99 and named First Team All-Southland Conference three times. His was the first Roadrunner to have his number retired by UTSA.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Brown was not selected in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was, however, the 6th overall pick in the CBA Draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the 18th overall pick in the USBL Draft by the Kansas Cagerz.[2] He was also drafted 2nd overall by Fayetteville Patriots in 2002 National Basketball Development League Draft.[3]

Brown began his professional career with the Cagerz in 2002. During his rookie year, he averaged 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and won the USBL Rookie of the Year.[4]

The following year Brown received an invite to the San Antonio Spurs' training camp. He was cut before the season started but then re-signed in November 2002 for two weeks during which he played in seven games.[2]

Also in November 2002, Brown was drafted with the second overall pick of the then-named National Basketball Development League draft by the Fayetteville Patriots.[5] He played 44 games for the Patriots and was named the 2003 NBDL Most Valuable Player as well as the 2003 NBDL Rookie of the Year.[6][7] He averaged 16.9 points on 50% shooting, 4.1 rebounds and two assists in 24.7 minutes.

Denver Nuggets (2002–2003)[edit]

Brown earned a ten-day contract with the Denver Nuggets in April 2003, appearing in three games with two starts.

San Antonio Spurs (2003–2005)[edit]

After playing for the Spurs 2003 Summer League team, Brown signed with the team for the third time. Brown appeared in 58 games for the Spurs in 2003–04, logging major minutes as the season progressed and played a major role in the playoffs. In game six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and three assists in a playoff-career-high 28 minutes.

Brown established career highs in all categories in the 2004–05 season while playing for the Spurs. In 67 games played, he averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. On December 9, 2004, Brown committed a turnover in the final seconds of a game against the Houston Rockets; Tracy McGrady stole the ball and hit the winning three-point shot, and the Rockets won 81-80 after trailing 74-64 in the final minute.[8] With Brown, the Spurs won their third NBA Championship in June 2005. In the Finals, Brown saw the most game time in Game 4 with 20 minutes, but the Spurs lost that game to the Detroit Pistons 102-71. Brown scored 8 points on 2 for 8 field goal shooting and 1 for 3 free throw attempts and had three rebounds and two assists.[9]

Utah Jazz (2005–2006)[edit]

On September 9, 2005, as a restricted free agent, Brown signed a two-year offer sheet with the Utah Jazz. The Spurs had the right to match the offer sheet but did not do so.[10] During the 2005–2006 season, Brown played in 81 games for the Jazz (starting 14) and he averaged 7.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. On February 13, 2006, he scored a career high 25 points in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Golden State Warriors (2006)[edit]

On July 12, 2006, the Jazz traded Brown, along with Keith McLeod and Andre Owens, to the Golden State Warriors for veteran guard Derek Fisher,[11] but he was waived during training camp.[12]

New Orleans Hornets (2006–2007)[edit]

On December 22, 2006, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets to help fill in gaps left by injuries to the team's major players.[13] Brown played in 58 games for the Hornets (starting 49 of them), and averaged a career-high 11.6 points per game with and 4.3 rebounds. On April 10, 2007, Brown tied his career high by putting up 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2007–2008)[edit]

On September 29, 2007, he signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[14] Brown played in 78 regular season games as a Cavalier (starting 20). He averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists, scoring a season-high 20 points against the Sacramento Kings on November 9, and was three assists away from a triple-double against the Washington Wizards on February 22, 2008. On April 2, he tied his season-high against the Charlotte Bobcats. He also had 5 rebounds and 8 assist as a starter in that game. Brown scored double digit points on 19 occasions and rebounds twice.

Return to New Orleans Hornets (2008–2010)[edit]

On August 22, 2008, he signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Hornets.

Chicago Bulls (2010)[edit]

On January 25, 2010, Devin Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Aaron Gray.[15]

Asseco Prokom (2011)[edit]

In September 2011, Brown signed with Asseco Prokom in Poland.[16] He was released by Asseco Prokom in October 2011.[17]

Honors, rankings and milestones[edit]

2002 USBL Rookie of the Year

2003 NBDL Rookie of the Year

2003 NBDL Most Valuable Player

On April 14, 2007, Brown scored his 2,000th NBA career point in a game against the Houston Rockets.

On April 27, 2007, Brown had his number 14 retired by the Kansas Cagerz of the USBL.[4]

On March 6, 2008, Brown had his 500th NBA career assist in a game against the New York Knicks. On March 21, he scored his 2,500th NBA career point in a game against the Toronto Raptors, grabbing his 1,000th NBA career rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers nine days later.

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 San Antonio 7 0 3.1 .500 .000 1.000 1.0 .3 .0 .0 1.7
2002–03 Denver 3 2 23.7 .280 .000 .667 3.7 1.7 1.3 .3 6.0
2003–04 San Antonio 58 0 10.8 .434 .286 .811 2.2 .6 .3 .1 4.0
2004–05 San Antonio 67 0 18.5 .423 .372 .792 2.6 1.4 .6 .2 7.4
2005–06 Utah 81 14 21.1 .393 .331 .745 2.6 1.3 .5 .2 7.5
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 58 49 28.7 .420 .357 .794 4.3 2.6 .8 .2 11.6
2007–08 Cleveland 78 20 22.6 .409 .308 .754 3.4 2.2 .7 .1 7.5
2008–09 New Orleans 63 5 13.8 .355 .289 .780 1.9 .9 .5 .1 5.2
2009–10 New Orleans 39 37 24.8 .394 .367 .802 2.8 1.5 .8 .1 9.7
2009–10 Chicago 11 0 8.5 .222 .235 .000 1.4 .6 .3 .1 1.8
Career 465 127 19.4 .401 .338 .776 2.8 1.5 .6 .1 7.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 San Antonio 9 0 14.4 .486 .600 .588 2.0 1.0 .3 .1 5.8
2005 San Antonio 12 0 5.0 .350 .429 .571 .6 .3 .1 .0 1.8
2008 Cleveland 8 0 11.5 .265 .294 .667 2.4 1.1 .2 .0 4.1
2009 New Orleans 3 0 11.0 .375 .000 1.000 1.7 .0 .0 .0 2.7
2010 New Orleans 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 33 0 9.6 .380 .368 .619 1.5 .6 .2 .0 3.5

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