2021 NBA Draft Profile



Round 243
Drafted By:New Orleans Pelicans
6-9 / 205 lbs
Draft 2021


Acquired by Trail Blazers in trade with Pelicans.
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About Greg Brown

• Greg Brown is a lanky forward with tremendous explosiveness who had some impressive moments on both ends as a freshman at Texas. Widely regarded as one of the top-10 prospects in the high school class of 2020 following his senior year at Vadegrift High School (TX), Brown earned McDonald’s All-American honors before heading to play for former Head Coach Shaka Smart at Texas. Averaging 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1 block per-game, Brown showed flashes of ability while helping the Longhorns to an NCAA Tournament appearance and garnering All-Big XII Honorable Mention and Freshman Team honors.

• Listed  at 6’9 with a skinny 205-pound frame and decent length, Brown has good size for a wing and the potential to see more time at the power forward position as he gets stronger. An explosive leaper with terrific speed in the open floor, the 19 year old is a gifted athlete with a good motor.

• Filling a complementary role alongside the Longhorns’ trio of veteran guards as a freshman, Brown got involved more frequently on the offensive end some games than others. Doing much of his damage as a set shooter and finisher, he had some strong stretches as a floor spacer and lob catcher, but remains somewhat early in his development as a scorer and decision-maker. He contributed in spots with his athleticism and energy when his shot was not falling, but is still carving out an identity on the offensive end.

• Competing with good intensity on the defensive end, Brown had some eye-opening moments covering ground on the perimeter and rotating to block shots inside. He remains somewhat green on that end of the floor, but has obvious potential his combination of tools and energy.

Advanced Stats

• An athletic finisher with a streaky jump shot, Brown played almost exclusively off the ball as a freshman.

• Showing the ability to play above the rim in spectacular, Brown averaged 1.14 points per shot around the rim in the half court [51st percentile] as he finished some wild put back dunks and lobs, but did not always pick and choose his spots well when driving the ball or catching in traffic.

• With nearly half of his shots within Texas’ half court offense coming as a floor spacer, Brown averaged 1.08 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [64th percentile]. He showed improved range as a set shooter and was fairly efficient for a freshman overall, but did not convert open looks at a particularly strong rate, is not much of a threat to pull up, and has some things to clean up mechanically to reach his potential as a jump shooter.

• Still learning how to keep the ball moving and make the most of his tools consistently, Brown has some building blocks on the offensive end, but a lot of room to round out his game.

Defensive Analysis

• Possessing a terrific combination of speed and quickness off his feet, Brown showed the ability to make an impact protecting the rim, slide with guards on the perimeter, and contribute on the defensive glass as a freshman.

• Lacking a degree of physicality and polish while often struggling with fouls, Brown still has some room to grow and a lot to learn defensively, but his tools give him obvious long-term potentia.

— Profile by Synergy Sports