Elton Brown (basketball)

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Elton Brown
Elton Brown.jpg
Brown with Crvena zvezda in September 2012.
No. 24 – SLUC Nancy Basket
Position Center
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1983-09-15) September 15, 1983 (age 33)
Newport News, Virginia
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
Playing 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 Crvena zvezda
2013–2014 Paris-Levallois
2015 BCM Gravelines
2015 Indios de Mayagüez
2015–2016 STB Le Havre
2017–present SLUC Nancy Basket
Career highlights and awards

Elton Brown (born September 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for SLUC Nancy Basket of the LNB Pro A. He is a 6'9" (2.06 m) center from Newport News, Virginia.[1]

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 team's 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 the Turkish Basketball League he averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game.[8]

In July 2012 he signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda.[9] On May 1, 2013, Zvezda terminated its 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]

On January 4, 2015, he signed with BCM Gravelines of the LNB Pro A.[12] On February 2, 2015, he parted ways with Gravelines.[13] On March 10, he signed with Indios de Mayagüez of Puerto Rico.[14]

On November 19, 2015, he signed with the French club STB Le Havre for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[15]

On January 12, 2017, he signed with French club SLUC Nancy Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Pro A season.[16]

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