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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: NC State PG Lorenzo Brown
Posted By Tim Healey On June 24, 2013 @ 10:27 am In General | No Comments
As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics when they make their lone selection at No. 16.
Position: Point guard
School: NC State
Weight: 186 pounds
Achievements: All-ACC second team (2013), All-ACC third team (2012)
Key 2012-13 stats: 12.4 points, 7.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 turnovers
What he brings: Brown was often smooth, unselfish and creative while commandeering the Wolfpack offense, able to find a teammate at just about any moment. That court vision helped lead to the junior’s ACC-high 7.2 assists per game, which is a key part of his game since he doesn’t shoot very well (41.9 percent overall, 26.3 percent on 3-pointers).
He does, however, do a bit of just about everything else. Brown is adept at the defensive end, using his 6-foot-7 wingspan to defend his position well, and his 2.0 steals per game can shift momentum in a given game. NBAdraft.net wrote  in late April that Brown possesses good instincts and is a solid decision-maker.
Notes: Not only will Brown likely be available to the C’s at pick No. 16, he may not even go in the first round. … Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski praised Brown in January  as being the best guard in transition in the country, calling him “magical” when in possession. … After graduating from Centennial High in Roswell, Ga., Brown attended Hargrave Military Academy, a boarding school in Chatham, Va. … Brown majored in parks, recreation & tourism management.
Video: Here is video from one of Brown’s workouts this month .
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 NBAdraft.net wrote: http://www.nbadraft.net/players/lorenzo-brown
 Mike Krzyzewski praised Brown in January: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/28/2785735/lorenzo-brown-leaving-nc-state.html
 New Jersey Star-Ledger: North Carolina State’s Lorenzo Brown fits, but is he a first-rounder?: http://www.nj.com/knicks/index.ssf/2013/06/knicks_draft_watch_north_carolina_states_lorenzo_brown_fits_but_is_he_a_first-round_talent.html
 Allmediany.com: Lorenzo Brown, others work out for Knicks: http://www.allmediany.com/news/9731-ny-knicks-draft-watch-guards-allen-crabbe-lorenzo-brown-amp-myck-kabongo-workout
 video from one of Brown’s workouts this month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HL3muieFfZY
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