Bobby Brown (basketball)

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Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown cropped.jpg
Brown with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009
No. 8 – Houston Rockets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1984-09-24) September 24, 1984 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Westchester (Los Angeles, California)
College Cal State Fullerton (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Alba Berlin
2008–2009 Sacramento Kings
2009 Minnesota Timberwolves
2009–2010 New Orleans Hornets
2010 Los Angeles Clippers
2010 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
2010–2011 Aris Thessaloniki
2011–2012 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2012–2013 Montepaschi Siena
2013–2016 Dongguan / Shenzhen Leopards
2016 Beşiktaş Sompo Japan
2016–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert Douglas Brown (born September 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 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 scoring record since the 2000–01 season, with 41 points (the all-time EuroLeague single-game scoring record is 99 points, held by Radivoj Korać).[1] Brown won the EuroLeague's Alphonso Ford Trophy in 2013.

High school and college career[edit]

Brown attended L.A.'s Westchester High School, playing alongside future NBA players Trevor Ariza and Hassan Adams.[2] He went on to play college basketball for California State University, Fullerton.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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

First NBA stint[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, Brown was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Shelden Williams, in exchange for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.[7] On September 9, 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]

In July 2010, Brown joined the Toronto Raptors 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 per game, over six games, with Asseco Prokom, but shot only .333 percent from the field. On December 3, 2010, he signed a two-month contract with the Greek League club Aris, in order to replace Pierre Pierce, who was sidelined for two months with an injury.[14] In 35 games, he averaged 12.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 0.8 steals in 28.7 minutes.[15]

On August 5, 2011, Brown signed with the German League team EWE Baskets Oldenburg.[16]

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.[17][18] 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.[19]

On January 4, 2013, Brown scored 41 points in a 98–92 comeback win over Fenerbahçe Ülker. He tied the EuroLeague's single-game scoring record since the 2000–01 season.[20] He was eventually named the EuroLeague MVP of the Month for January.[21] In April 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.[22]

Dongguan Leopards[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Brown signed with the Dongguan Leopards of China.[23][24] On December 27, 2013, he scored 74 points in a 137-135 overtime victory over the Sichuan Blue Whales.[25] Brown had scored the second-highest amount of points in a single-game in the Chinese Basketball Association's history, being just one point shy from breaking the record of 75 points scored that was held by Quincy Douby, and which has since been eclipsed by Errick McCollum's 82 point effort on January 30, 2015.

On May 22, 2014, Brown extended his contract with Dongguan for three more years.[26]

Beşiktaş Sompo Japan[edit]

On March 28, 2016, Brown signed with Beşiktaş Sompo Japan of Turkey, for the rest of the Turkish Super League's 2015–16 season.[27]

Return to the NBA[edit]

On September 23, 2016, Brown signed with the Houston Rockets.[28] On December 5, 2016, he was waived by the Rockets after appearing in six games.[29][30] He re-signed with the Rockets on December 16.[31]

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: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

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

Personal life[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",[32] in reference to the singer's 1988 anthem "My Prerogative", and his former boy band New Edition, respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stankovic, Vladimir (January 12, 2011). "Radivoj Korac's 99 points". EuroLeague.net. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jones, Nate (June 6, 2007). "An Interview With NBA Draft Prospect Bobby Brown". FanHouse.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Alba Berlin signs rookie guard Brown". ULEBCup.com. August 28, 2008. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Stein, Marc (July 23, 2008). "New addition: Sources say Kings agree to deal with Brown". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alba Berlin vs. KK Bosna game report". ULEBCup.com. March 12, 2008. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Brown lifts Hornets past Bobcats". ESPN.com. July 13, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Wolves Acquire Shelden Williams and Bobby Brown". NBA.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  8. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE SONGAILA, BROWN FROM TIMBERWOLVES". NBA.com. September 9, 2009. Archived from the original on December 16, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Clippers Acquire Bobby Brown From New Orleans in Exchange for 2014 Conditional Second Round Pick". NBA.com. January 26, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Raptors Announce 2010 Las Vegas Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 5, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ Ziller, Tom (September 22, 2010). "Bobby Brown Signs With Poland's Asseco Prokom". AOLNews.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "PLK: Bobby Brown opuszcza Asseco Prokom". Kosz.sport24.pl (in Polish). November 30, 2010. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Asseco Prokom, Brown part ways". EuroLeague.net. December 1, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ Skountis, Vassilis (December 3, 2010). "Aris BSA 2003 brings in Bobby Brown". EurocupBasketball.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Bobby Brown Europe Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Bobby Brown lenkt Baskets-Spiel". EasyCredit-BBL.de (in German). August 5, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "MONTEPASCHI inks playmaker Brown". EuroLeague.net. August 8, 2012. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mens Sana Siena officially signs Bobby Brown". Sportando.com. August 8, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Brown, Bobby 2012–13 Season". EuroLeague.net. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Siena's Brown ties Euroleague's all-time scoring mark with 41 points!". EuroLeague.net. January 4, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ "bwin MVP for January: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena". Euroleague.net. January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Montepaschi Siena's Bobby Brown wins Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy". EuroLeague.net. April 30, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Bobby Brown signs with Dongguan with an NBA clause". Sportando. July 31, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bobby Brown (ex Montepaschi) agreed terms with DongGuan Leopards". Asia-Basket.com. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Bobby Brown scored 74 points in China". Sportando.com. December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Bobby Brown signs a three-year deal with Dongguan Leopards". Sportando.com. May 22, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Bobby Brown Beşiktaş Sompo Japan'da". BJK.com.tr (in Turkish). March 28, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Rockets Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  29. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (December 5, 2016). "Rockets bringing back Donatas Motiejunas". Chron.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  30. ^ "NBA Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  31. ^ Houston Rockets (December 16, 2016). "Official: Rockets sign free agent Bobby Brown...". Twitter. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  32. ^ "ESPN search results for Bobby Brown". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016. [permanent dead link] 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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