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3 - Sterling Brown

SMU 

  • Birthday: 2/10/95
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 225
  • Hometown: Maywood, IL
  • High School: Proviso East
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Overall

86

2017
Mock:  46

NBA Comparison: Royal Ivey

Strengths: Brown was a key contributor for an outstanding SMU team this season, and he has a chance to be one of the biggest sleepers in this draft ... His physical tools and offensive skill give him a shot to be taken in the second round ... He averaged 13.4 points per game and shot 44.9% from three as a senior, and is a 45.1% percent shooter from distance in his career ... Brown also was a factor in numerous other areas, averaging 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game ... Brown is a crafty, high IQ player that plays within himself, and his overall skillset points toward a valuable three and D player, which is coveted nowadays ... He is an excellent catch and shoot player with good mechanics and a quick release ... He also looks comfortable as a scorer in terms of being able to create his own shot and be a playmaker for others (3.0 assists per game) ... He is an adept scorer off the dribble in the mid-range area, especially off of a one-dribble pull up ... There is no glaring weakness to Brown’s overall offensive skillset, which will keep him on the court at the NBA level ... At 6’5” with a 6’9” wingspan, Brown has the potential to be a multi-positional defender on the perimeter ... He has a solid frame at 230 pounds as well, and has a solid combination of size, strength, and lateral quickness / explosiveness for an NBA two guard ... He also showed he could be disruptive on the perimeter at SMU, averaging 1.4 steals per game this past season ... Brown is an exceptional rebounder for a guard as well with great motor and the athleticism necessary to chase down missed shots all over the floor ... Another underrated aspect of his game to look at is that he will have a very clear role in the NBA as a secondary scorer and perimeter defender, which is quite similar to his role at SMU ... This kind of continuity will make the transition to the pros much easier ... Overall, he is an athletic swingman that can score in a variety of ways, and he also is a good defensive player that can guard multiple positions ... ​

Weaknesses: Brown does not have an elite first step off the dribble, which will prevent him from being as well-rounded of a scorer in the NBA as he showed in college ... While he is a good all-around athlete, he is not elite in terms of explosiveness and does not project as an above the rim finisher in traffic ... He converts at a high percentage from the free-throw line, but he does not get there very often ... Most of Brown’s offense comes from behind the arc, and he has a tendency to settle for some tough two-point jumpers ... The biggest question with him is that while he does not have any obvious weakness, he also has not mastered any particular area ... He has shown himself to be an excellent shooter, but he is not a specialist ... As long as his prolific shooting can carry over to the NBA, and he can become a consistently reliable perimeter defender, Brown will be just fine.

Notes: He’s the younger brother of ex-Laker Shannon Brown … Two-time third-team all state selection in Illinois … Mr. Basketball finalist in senior year … 2017 Reese's® Division I College All-Star West Team (March 28) … Named All-AAC Tournament Team (March 12)… Named All-AAC Second Team (March 7)… Named the AAC Player of the Week (Feb. 6) …Named to AAC Honor Roll (Jan. 2)… CAREER RECORDS: Finished his career with: 109 victories (1st)…2nd Team All-AAC Selection in 2016-17 season.

William P. Desautelle III 6/11/17

March 6, 2013

November 8, 2011

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