Rod Brown

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Rod Brown
Rod Brown.jpg
No. 6 – London Lions
Position Point guard
League British Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1978-09-09) September 9, 1978 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American / British
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
College
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2003 London Leopards
2003 Chester Jets
2003 London Towers
2003–2005 Inca
2006–2007 Menorca Bàsquet
2007 A.E.L. Larissa
2007–2008 A.E.P. Olympias Patras
2008 Gipuzkoa
2008–2009 Cáceres
2009–2010 Udinese
2010 ETHA Engomis
2011 Ourense
2011–2012 Lugano Tigers
2013 Plymouth Raiders
2013–present London Lions

Lelton Gerard "Rod" Brown (born September 9, 1978) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for London Lions in the British Basketball League. Born in Dallas, Texas, he holds dual British-American citizenship.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from Western Michigan University in 2000, the point guard joined English team Greater London Leopards. When the franchise folded in 2003, Brown joined Chester Jets but walked out on the team during pre-season training before even playing a game, and subsequently joined Leopards' former rivals London Towers.[2] In 2005, Brown moved to Spain to play for lower-league CB Inca, and the following year made the step-up to the Liga ACB – one of Europe's top leagues – to play for Menorca Bàsquet.

In February 2007, he moved from Spain to Greece, and the Greek Basket League, where he signed for A.E.L. Larissa and played out the remainder of the season. During the summer he signed for League-rivals A.E.P. Olympias Patras who were also competing in the FIBA EuroCup. In the continental competition, Brown averaged 9.3 points and 25.5 minutes-per-game,[3] whilst domestically, he scored 6 points per game in 10 games.[4] In January, midway through the 2007–08 season Brown returned to Spain to sign for Bruesa GBC of the second-tier Liga Española de Baloncesto (LEB),[5] helping the team finish as playoff winners and earned a second-place finish in the League and promotion to the Liga ACB. Brown remained in the LEB for the 2008–09 season after signing for Cáceres 2016.

Brown spent the 2009–10 season playing in Italy's second division, LegADue, with Udinese.[6] He averaged 10.4 points in 33 minutes-per-game, appearing 22 times throughout the season.[7] In 2010 Brown joined ETHA Engomis of Cyprus where he played just three League games and averaged just 4.3 points.[8] After his brief period in Cyprus, the point guard returned to Spain again and signed for Aguas de Sousas Ourense in the LEB Oro, for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. Ourense sruggled throughout the campaign and finished bottom of the 18-team League with a 9–25 record. Brown played 15 games for the club, and averaged 8.9 points in 26.8 minutes-per-game.[9]

In 2011, Brown moved to Switzerland and the Lugano Tigers of the LNBA where he enjoyed one of his most successful recent seasons. Tigers dominated the League, claiming the regular season title with a 20–4 record and winning the playoffs over rivals Les Lions de Geneve, with a 3–2 series victory. Brown featured in 25 games throughout the campaign, and averaged 11.8 points and 6 assists in 31.7 minutes per game.

In January 2013, Brown returned to England to sign for British Basketball League side Plymouth Raiders, replacing Raiders' former League MVP Jeremy Bell who had just departed the club.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rod Brown Player Profile, London Lions, International Stats, Game Logs". Eurobasket. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Basketball. "Basketball: Shaky start for Towers". Telegraph. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ LELTON BROWN Olympias Patras OLYMPIAS PATRAS.
  4. ^ Basic Statistics 2007/08 GREEK AEP Patras.
  5. ^ "Lagun Aro Gipizkoa BC basketball team". Eurobasket, Inc. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "AMICI Pallacanestro Udinese basketball team". Eurobasket Inc. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived April 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia basketball - team details, stats, news, roster". Eurobasket. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Club Ourense Baloncesto SAD basketball - team details, stats, news, roster". Eurobasket. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ Herald, Plymouth (January 8, 2013). "Brown signs after Raiders release Bell | Plymouth Herald". Thisisplymouth.co.uk. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 

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