SACRAMENTO, CA, July 25, 2008 ---- The Sacramento Kings today signed point guard Bobby Brown to a contract, it was announced by Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We’re really excited to be able to sign Bobby Brown,” said Petrie. “He matured as a player in Europe last season and had an exceptional Summer League in Las Vegas. It gives us some additional depth and athleticism at the point. I think he’ll be a great complement to the rest of our roster as we go into training camp. We’re all looking forward to watching him play.”
At 6-2 and 175 pounds, Brown averaged 15.2 points (.424 FGs, .750 FTs), 6.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 35.0 minutes per game through six contests, all of which he started for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He tallied double-figures in each game, including a 20-point effort versus Charlotte (7/13) and recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists against Portland (7/20).
After not being drafted in the 2007 NBA Draft, Brown helped Alba Berlin win the German club championship last season, averaging 14.5 points (.433 FGs, .319 3FGs, .810 FTs), 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game over 16 outings. He averaged 17.4 points (.444 FGs, .404 3FGs, .857 FTs), 4.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game through nine contests in the UELB Cup.
Brown enjoyed a four-year career at Cal State Fullerton where he averaged 16.9 points (.428 FGs, .377 3FGs, .789 FTs), 4.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.31 steals per game in 116 outings, of which he started 103 (2003-04 – 2007-08). He finished his career as the school’s leading scorer with 1,961 points (ninth in Big West history). As a senior, Brown was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to nation’s top point guard after averaging a career-best 20.2 points (.468 FGs, .388 3FGs, .789 FTs), 5.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.30 steals per game while starting in all 27 contests for the Titans. He was a two-time First Team All-Big West selection during his junior and senior seasons and ranks first in three-point field goals made (307) and third in assists (516) on the school’s all-time list. Brown scored a career-high and school record 47 points (17-20 FG, 11-13 3pt, 2-2 FT) against Bethune-Cookman (12/16/06). His 11 treys set a school record and matched the Big West Conference mark. Brown was named Big West Freshman of the Year in 2003-04.