Best describe him offensively as a power player… Most effective on the offensive end in one-on-one isolation situations where he can bully his defender… Quick release on jumper… Rebounds the ball very well from his position… Really needs to improve his ball handling skills… A solid defender but lacks the overall quickness to be a lockdown defender.
“He’s very athletic. He really can jump. I think he had a 39-inch vertical jump. He’s a good shooter. He competed well today and was good. He was better than I thought, he did really well.”—Nets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe
“Brian is a young local guy. I think he has impressed us at the Nets. He’s willing to defend, has an NBA body and makes the open jump shot. His dribble skills are lacking a little bit because of the way Seton Hall had to use him. I think he’s a guy that if he doesn’t get drafted some people are going to look at to at least play with them in the summer.” -- Nets Director of Scouting Gregg Polinsky
On today’s workout
“I think I had a pretty good work out. I was shooting the ball well and played well today. This was my first workout. I was kind of nervous but it went pretty well. I’ve been training and working hard so I think I was prepared for it.”
On his strengths
“I’m a team player. I play hard and have a lot of athletic ability. I shoot the ball well and just try to do the little things.”
On what he would bring to the Nets
“Athleticism, defense and being able to make open shots. Those are things I feel like I can bring to a team.”
Completes his career with 1,313 career points, which ranks him 22nd all-time at Seton Hall… As a senior in 2007-08 was named to the First Team All-BIG EAST... Named First Team All-Met... Became 34th player in Seton Hall history to record 1,000 career points... Ranked second in the BIG EAST with 18.6 points per game... Finished first in the BIG EAST in minutes played per game (38.3), and sixth in free throw percentage (.803)... Started all 32 games... Named Philly Hoop Group Classic MVP... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Nov. 26... In 2006-07 junior campaign was named to the Second Team All-BIG EAST... Named Second Team All-Met... Three-time member of the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll... Named to the B.Y.U. Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team... Candidate for BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award... Set career-high with 29 points in the season finale at Louisville... Tied for fifth in the BIG EAST with 16.5 points per game... Led the team with 6.7 rebounds per game... Ranked 12th in the BIG EAST with 1.66 steals per game and second with 36.28 minutes per game... As a sophomore in 2005-06 averaged 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds… In his freshman 2004-05 season played in 23 games, starting three, and averaging 2.8 points... Recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player award... A sprained wrist forced him to miss the regular season finale vs. West Virginia and limited him to 11 minutes vs. Georgetown.
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