Anthony Brown works out for the Lakers on May 28.
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Lakers Take Anthony Brown With 34th Pick

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

The Lakers added some outside shooting with the 34th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by selecting Stanford wing Anthony Brown. The 6-foot-7, 211-pound Fountain Valley native ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in scoring last season (14.8 ppg), and hit 44.6 percent from 3-point range over the past two years.

“First and foremost, I’m a high-IQ basketball player,” Brown said after his Lakers workout on May 28. “I believe I’m a great shooter. That’s probably the No. 1 thing that I hang my hat on: shooting the basketball. And then I’m gonna defend you. Basically I’m a ‘3-and-D’ player, which is an evolving position in the league.”

Brown stepped up for the Cardinal in their run to the NIT title, dropping a season-best 26 points against Vanderbilt in the third round. Brown — who grabbed the conference’s eighth-most rebounds (6.9) — also had six games with more than 20 points, along with five double-doubles.

The opportunity to suit up for the purple and gold promises to be a special one for the Ocean View High alum.

“It’s a surreal feeling,” Brown said after being drafted by the Lakers. “Especially being from the area, growing up watching the Lakers (and) one of the greatest players of all time, Kobe (Bryant). It’s definitely a surreal feeling, and I’m excited to get to work.”

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