Gilbert Brown (basketball)
|No. 5 – Ironi Nahariya|
|League||Israeli Premier League|
September 5, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||South Kent School
(South Kent, Connecticut)
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2012||Caciques de Humacao|
|2013||Bucaneros de La Guaira|
|2013||Caciques de Humacao|
|Career highlights and awards|
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
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. He was ranked as the nation's No. 62 recruit and the nation's No. 19 shooting guard by Scout.com, ranked as the nation's No. 66 recruit and No. 14 shooting guard nationally by Rivals.com, and ranked the nation's No. 93 recruit by USA Today.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
On December 12, 2011, Brown signed with the Boston Celtics. However, he was later waived by the Celtics on December 22, 2011. On December 30, 2011, Brown was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On February 13, 2012, he was waived by the Mad Ants. Later that month, he joined Sameji of the Dominican Republic. On April 9, 2012, he signed with Caciques de Humacao of Puerto Rico. In June 2012, he left after 13 games.
In March 2013, he joined Bucaneros de La Guaira of Venezuela but left shortly. He then re-joined Caciques de Humacao of Puerto Rico.
On August 10, 2016, Brown re-signed with Ironi Nahariya for the 2016–17 season.
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- "Derrick Byars inks in Puerto Rico with Caciques de Humacao". Sportando. June 2, 2013.
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- "NBA Development League: Canton Charge 2013-14 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com.
- "Bucks Announce 2014 Summer League Roster". Milwaukee Bucks.
- Gilbert Brown inks a one-year deal with Giorgio Tesi Pistoia
- Gilbert Brown heading to Ironi Nahariya
- Gilbert Brown re-sign with Ironi Nahariya