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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 [1] when they make their lone selection at No. 16.

LORENZO BROWN

Position: Point guard

School: NC State

Age: 22

Height: 6-foot-5

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 [2] 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 [3] as being the best guard in transition in the country, calling him ‘€œmagical’€ 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.

Recent articles:

New Jersey Star-Ledger: North Carolina State’€™s Lorenzo Brown fits, but is he a first-rounder? [4]

Allmediany.com: Lorenzo Brown, others work out for Knicks [5]

Video: Here is video from one of Brown’€™s workouts this month [6].


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[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] NBAdraft.net wrote: http://www.nbadraft.net/players/lorenzo-brown

[3] Mike Krzyzewski praised Brown in January: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/28/2785735/lorenzo-brown-leaving-nc-state.html

[4] 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

[5] 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

[6] video from one of Brown’€™s workouts this month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HL3muieFfZY

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