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Jabari Brown

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-4 / 202
  • Birthdate: 12/18/1992
  • College: Missouri
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Excellent 3-point shooter
  • NBA body
  • Attacks the basket
  • Shoots a ton of free throws
  • Has pull-up jumper in arsenal

 

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t have prototypical NBA 2-guard size
  • Can he guard guards with length?

 

NBA projection: Draft analysts are projecting Brown as a mid-second round pick. He’s got at least one skill that could land him on an NBA roster -- the ability to make 3-pointers with consistency.

 

2013-14 Season

Brown earned first-team All-SEC honors after leading the league in scoring. He turned up all over SEC statistics, in fact, finishing fourth in field-goal percentage, eighth in free-throw percentage, third in 3-point percentage, seventh in 3-pointers per game (2.3) and first in minutes played.

 

Key statistics: 19.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 2.3 tpg, 37.0 mpg, .467 FG, .410 3PT, .797 FT

 

Cool statistic: Brown was the first Missouri player since Derrick Chievous (1987-88) to rack up five consecutive games of 24 or more points in conference play. He scored 20 or more 12 times in SEC games.

 

Reminds me of: Courtney Lee

 

What Insiders Say

Former Missouri coach Frank Haith

"If you would have told me, and this is about the maturation of his game, that Jabari had 30 points [in an NIT win over Davison], I would have said he made five or six 3-pointers; but he only made one 3-pointer. That tells you a little bit about him not settling and his ability to finish through contact, his ability to get to the free throw line.”

 

What Outsiders Say

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson

"We didn't have an answer for him. I mean look at the stats they tell it all. His free throws [14 of 15], now that's unheard of and to his credit he made them."

 

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Missouri's Jabari Brown has decent size for a two guard, and he's very strong, but he will give him a chance to show he can get his shot off against grown men as easily as he did in college.

 

A first team all-SEC selection, Brown led the conference in scoring and was the Tigers' most prolific scorer since Anthony Peeler in the early 1990s. Brown showed he could score out of pro-style sets at Missouri, coming off of screens and producing on the move. More >>

 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch