About Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown is a tough, physical guard who flashed potential as a versatile two-way contributor as a freshman, but struggled to find his range as a sophomore before missing the latter half of the season following foot surgery. A consensus top-30 prospect in the high school class of 2016, Brown made an instant impact for Jim Larranaga’s Hurricanes establishing himself as a regular starter and making an impact in a variety of ways playing with great energy. Averaging 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4 assists per game as a sophomore, Brown’s versatility shined in spots following an impressive showing at last summer’s adidas Nations, but he missed the last 13 games of the season unable to aid the Hurricanes down the stretch as they lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by just one basket.
- Measured 6’5 in shoes with a 6’9 wingspan and 195-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has a nice combination of size and length for a shooting guard to go along with nice quickness and strength.
- Played a significant role for a Miami team that created offense from the perimeter by committee. Did much of his damage creating for himself and others out of pick and rolls. Really moved the ball well out of ball screen actions. Had some positive moments turning defense into offense and doing a bit of everything defensively, but was missing a degree of confidence scoring off the ball.
- Competitive defender who does a nice job using his length on the ball. Makes some impressive contributions as a rebounder. Shows unique toughness on the glass for a wing. Could be a bit more physical guarding on the perimeter, but flashes the ability to slide his feet to beat opposing wings to spots on occasion. Will gamble a bit off the ball, but also closes out shooters with impressive urgency. Allowed only 0.852 points per Spot Up possession[67th percentile]. Has nice upside defensively.
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Ranked 22nd among guards