Lorenzo Brown, G, North Carolina St.
Size and quickness make the Roswell, Georgia native an attractive point guard prospect. He averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 boards and 5.8 assists in his three-year career at NC State. He improved greatly from his freshman to sophomore year and somewhat leveled off as a junior. He arguably would have been a first round selection had he came out a year earlier. Now, according to most mock drafts he’s on the bubble of the first or second round and could fall further. Chad Ford says Brown’s jumper is the reason for teams to hesitate. He shot just 29 percent off the dribble and made just 26 percent of his 3-pointers last season. If not for that, Brown would likely be a lottery pick.
“Brown remains an excellent prospect from a physical standpoint, standing around 6-foot-5 with a wiry 186-pound frame,” Kyle Nelson of Draft Express wrote. “Though he has excellent size for the NBA, he is just an average athlete, more smooth than dynamic. Though he possesses good quickness in the open floor and compensates somewhat with his agility and body control, he lacks the overall explosiveness scouts covet in point guard prospects.”
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