Biography: Brown played in one of college basketball's most efficient offenses during his four years at Pittsburgh, though his success may not translate to similar contributions for an NBA franchise. He posted career-high averages of 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point range as a senior. Brown scored 24 points in his final college game as the top-seeded Panthers were upset by Butler in the NCAA tournament. The big guard is a good athlete with solid range who sees the floor well, and is often able to get his teammates involved. However, Brown is not viewed as a prolific scorer, which may be attributed to the talent around him at Pittsburgh. NBA scouts seemed to be higher on Brown during his junior season, and his return to college may have ultimately hurt his draft stock - even though he had better numbers as a senior. With Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker also playing large roles in the Pitt offense, Brown was often relegated to a complementary role and was rarely counted on to carry the scoring load. His ability to shoot the 3 may provide a lift to an NBA team that needs a spot-up shooter off the bench. Brown currently isn't viewed as much more than a reserve in the pros, and he seems likely to go in the second round.
John W. McDonough