Gilbert Brown (basketball)

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Gilbert Brown
No. 5 – Ironi Nahariya
Position Small forward
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1987-09-05) September 5, 1987 (age 29)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school South Kent School
(South Kent, Connecticut)
College Pittsburgh (2006–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 s.Oliver Baskets
2011–2012 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2012 Sameji
2012 Caciques de Humacao
2012–2013 Bandırma Kırmızı
2013 Bucaneros de La Guaira
2013 Caciques de Humacao
2013–2014 Canton Charge
2014–2015 Pistoia 2000
2015–present Ironi Nahariya
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Third Team (2014)

Gilbert Brown (born September 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh.

High school career[edit]

Brown attended high school at South Kent Prep in South Kent, Connecticut, where he was coached by Raphael Chillious. Serving as captain his senior year, he averaged 24.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, leading South Kent to a 17–17 record. Upon his graduation in 2006, Brown was South Kent Prep's all-time leading scorer with 1,157 points.[1] He was ranked as the nation's No. 62 recruit and the nation's No. 19 shooting guard by, ranked as the nation's No. 66 recruit and No. 14 shooting guard nationally by, and ranked the nation's No. 93 recruit by USA Today.[2]

College career[edit]


While Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon originally planned on putting Brown in the starting lineup, an early season injury cut his freshman year short. After averaging just 4.3 minutes through three games, Brown received a medical redshirt due to an ankle injury and mononucleosis.[3]


Brown played in all 37 games as redshirt freshman and started his first game for the Panthers in place of injured senior Mike Cook on December 29, 2007 at Dayton.[4] He finished the year with 15 starts, averaging 22.0 minutes, 6.5 points, 3.1 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game helping Pittsburgh to a Big East tournament championship.


After missing the season's first four games due to a stress fracture in his left foot, Brown played in 32 games off the bench averaging 19.4 minutes, 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game highlighted by a 30 point performance March 4 against Marquette.[5]


In August 2009, Brown was suspended from the men's basketball team for the fall semester because of academic reasons. On December 22, 2009 returned from suspension playing 18 minutes off the bench against Ohio.[6] He averaged 10.7 points per game during his junior season, which culminated with a 71–68 loss to Xavier in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.


Brown started every game of his senior season averaging 28 minutes player per game and 11.3 points per game. He helped lead Pitt to the 2010–11 Big East Regular Season Championship and a number 1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. He missed a free throw that would have sent Pittsburgh to the Sweet Sixteen. They lost after his teammate Nasir Robinson fouled Matt Howard while going for the rebound.

College statistics[edit]

2006–07 Pittsburgh Panthers 3 0 4.3 .250 .0 .0 .7 .3 .0 .0 .7
2007–08 Pittsburgh Panthers 37 15 22.0 .467 .244 .750 3.1 1.5 .7 .3 6.5
2008–09 Pittsburgh Panthers 32 0 19.4 .434 .282 .698 3.1 1.3 .5 .3 5.4
2009–10 Pittsburgh Panthers 23 0 23.7 .497 .396 .714 3.2 1.8 .5 .2 10.7
2010–11 Pittsburgh Panthers 34 34 28.0 .458 .413 .789 4.4 2.7 .4 .3 11.3

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Brown went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On July 1, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with s.Oliver Baskets of Germany.[7] In November 2011, he left s.Oliver after just eight games.

On December 12, 2011, Brown signed with the Boston Celtics. However, he was later waived by the Celtics on December 22, 2011.[8][9] On December 30, 2011, Brown was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On February 13, 2012, he was waived by the Mad Ants.[9] Later that month, he joined Sameji of the Dominican Republic. On April 9, 2012, he signed with Caciques de Humacao of Puerto Rico.[10] In June 2012, he left after 13 games.[11]

2012–13 season[edit]

In August 2012, Brown signed with Bandırma Kırmızı of Turkey for the 2012–13 season. In January 2013, he left Bandırma after 17 games.[12]

In March 2013, he joined Bucaneros de La Guaira of Venezuela but left shortly. He then re-joined Caciques de Humacao of Puerto Rico.

2013–14 season[edit]

On November 1, 2013, Brown was selected with 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA D-League draft by the Canton Charge.[13]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Brown joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[14] On September 17, 2014, he signed with Pistoia Basket 2000 of Italy for the 2014–15 season.[15]

2015–16 season[edit]

In August 2015, Brown signed with Ironi Nahariya of Israel for the 2015–16 season.[16]

2016–17 season[edit]

On August 10, 2016, Brown re-signed with Ironi Nahariya for the 2016–17 season.[17]


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