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Prospect Profile

Gilbert Brown

  • Full Name: Gilbert Brown
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 215
  • Birthdate: September 5, 1987
  • College: Pittsburgh

Strengths:

  * Great run-jump athlete
  * Relentless defender
  * Good 3-point shooter
  * Good passer

Weaknesses:

  * Needs to use his athleticism more to his advantage on the offensive end—get to the rim more often, finish stronger, get fouled
 

NBA projection:
Brown helped his cause by playing well at the Portsmouth Invitational. If he gets drafted, it'll be in the second round, but he has a chance because of his length and ability to defend at a high level. If he makes 3's from the NBA line, so much the better.

2010-11 Season:
Brown started all 34 games at small forward for a team that was ranked No. 1 part of the year and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. In early March, he became the 40th player in Pitt history to surpass the 1,000 career-point barrier. He scored in double figures 20 times and surpassed 20 points three times.

Key statistics:
11.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.7 tpg, 28.0 mpg, .458 FG, .413 3PT, .789 FT

Cool statistic:
The career-high 28 points Brown scored against Maryland-Eastern Shore this season were the most by a Pitt player since Sam Young scored 32 against Oklahoma State in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

Reminds me of:
Brandon Roy

What Insiders Say:
Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon
"I think defense will be his calling card [in the NBA]. He has to promote himself as a defensive stopper and a guy that's versatile enough to guard different positions. That's going to be the way he hangs around and makes a career out of it.

"But I also think that teams are going to be surprised at how skilled he is and how well he shoots the ball. That's what I look forward to seeing. Teams know he's athletic. But he's a better shooter and more skilled than people might realize."

What Outsiders Say:
Washington assistant coach Raphael Chillious (who coached Brown in high school)
"Gilbert Brown can defend anyone at any level of basketball. He's a junkyard dog."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Pittsburgh
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2006-07 3 4.3 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 2 0.7
2007-08 37 22.0 86 184 467 51 68 .750 3.1 1.5 0.7 0.3 242 6.5
2008-09 32 19.4 62 143 .434 37 53 .698 3.1 1.3 0.5 0.3 172 5.4
2009-10 23 23.7 83 167 .497 60 84 .714 3.2 1.8 0.5 0.2 247 10.7
2010-11 34 28.0 127 277 .458 86 109 .789 4.4 2.7 0.4 0.3 383 11.3
Totals 129 22.8 359 775 .463 234 314 .745 3.4 1.8 0.5 0.3 1046 8.1
Three-point field goals: 2006-07, 0-for-1 (.000); 2007-08, 19-for-78 (.244); 2008-09, 11-for-39 (.282); 2009-10, 21-for-53 (.396); 2010-11, 43-for-104 (.413). Totals: 94-for-275 (.342).

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