Elton Brown (basketball)

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Elton Brown
Elton Brown Closeup.jpg
Brown playing for Trabzonspor.
Free agent
Center
Personal information
Born (1983-09-15) September 15, 1983 (age 31)
Newport News, Virginia [1]
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Warwick (Newport News, Virginia)
College Virginia (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Makedonikos
2006 Florida Flame
2006 Menorca Bàsquet
2006–2007 Colorado 14ers
2007 Capitanes de Arecibo
2007–2008 Colorado 14ers
2008 Hapoel Holon
2008–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2009–2010 Brose Baskets
2010–2011 Barak Netanya
2011–2012 Trabzonspor
2012–2013 Red Star Belgrade
2013–2014 Paris-Levallois
Career highlights and awards

Elton Brown (born on September 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Paris-Levallois of the LNB Pro A. He is 6'9" (2.06 m) tall and plays at the center position.

College career[edit]

Brown played college basketball at the University of Virginia with the Virginia Cavaliers. Majoring in Anthropology he ranked 20th in all time scoring, and Top 10 in rebounding. He was a 3-year starter and first team All-Rookie. During his junior and senior years, he was awarded the All-ACC Honorable Mention with an average of 14.8 points and 8 rebounds as a junior and 12 points and 8 rebounds as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Brown began his pro career in the Greek League with Makedonikos Kozani in the 2005-06 season, where he led the Greek League in rebounding and was the only player in the league to average a double-double for the season. He then spent the 2006-07 season playing in the NBA Development League with the Colorado 14ers.

Brown participated in the 2nd annual NBA Development League All-Star Game, leading the Red Team with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.

Brown participated in the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp prior to the 2007-08 NBA season.[2] He also played on the Denver Nuggets' Summer League team that participated in the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 13.3 points per game and 10 rebounds per game over 5 games.

During the season of 2007–08 he joined Hapoel Holon from Israel, with whom he won the Israeli League Championship.

On December 2, 2008, Brown signed with the Euroleague team of Maccabi Tel Aviv,[3] but was released 3 weeks later.[4]

On February 6, 2009, Brown signed with the German BBL team Brose Baskets Bamberg.[5] He played a big role in the remaining season of Bamberg, but could not avoid his teams loss in the semifinal series against Oldenburg. In August 2009, he re-signed with Bamberg for one more season.[6] In his second season with the club, he won the German Bundesliga.[7]

For the 2010–11 season he signed with Barak Netanya of Israel.

Season 2011–12 he spent in Turkey with Trabzonspor. In 23 games of Turkish Basketball League he averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game.[8]

In July 2012 he signed one-year contract with the Serbian team Red Star Belgrade.[9] On May 1, 2013, Red Star has terminated contract with Brown, mainly because of the poor performances in the past period.[10]

In October 2013, he signed with Paris-Levallois Basket of the LNB Pro A for the 2013–14 season.[11]

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