4 - Greg Brown

6-9, 205 Small Forward/Power Forward
Texas Freshman
Birthday
09/01/01 (19.8 yrs)
Hometown
Austin, TX
High School
Vandegrift
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Matt Barnes

Strengths: Brown is a freak athlete with a great deal of explosiveness … Has lot of bounce giving him a lot of intrigue if his game can catch up with his athleticism… He translates right away as an athletic, lockdown combo forward with the potential to develop as an offensive player … Attacks the rim with ferocity and a quick first step … Lockdown defender with a defensive rating of 92.1 … 71% FT is respectable for a forward who still needs to refine his jump shot … Great rebounder (12.1 rebounds per 40 minutes) who can elevate with anyone on the court … Versatile defender who can guard most positions effectively … Can impact the game in a multitude of ways with quick energy bursts, getting to the basket and knocking down threes, or matching up against a top scorer … His ability to influence the game in a lot of ways should allow him to play more minutes and lift up his team … Athleticism and explosiveness make him a high-risk, high-reward prospect with a bright future and plenty of professional years ahead of him at only 19 years old on Draft Day … Brown is not a terrible perimeter shooter to begin with at 32% but a refining of his shooting motion and more development should lead to much higher efficiency at the next level …

Weaknesses: Needs to become a better overall offensive player … Struggles to create offense for himself … Many of his baskets come off of put backs and broken plays … Consistency from the three-point line has been a major issue for Brown. As mentioned above, he is just 32% on the season but he has plenty of potential to develop … Raw prospect and one of the least NBA ready prospects projected in the first round … Athleticism will translate, but faster, more athletic wings could cause problems and limit his greatest strength of versatile defense … Plays well on the defensive end, but one would expect more of a statistical impact (1 BLK and 0.6 STL per game) … Started 24 of 25 games prior to the NCAA Tournament yet only averaged 21 minutes per game … Foul trouble is often an issue as he averages nearly 6 fouls per 40 minutes … Dreadful AST/TO ratio of 0.167 … Fails to create opportunities for teammates despite slashing ability and athleticism … He only registered 10 total assists prior to the NCAA Tournament to go along with 60 turnovers … His lack of assists is a red flag from an analytical perspective … Lack of ability to stay on the court, through mental lapses and/or foul trouble, do not bode well for immediately earning playing time if he is drafted late in the first round to a contending team … Best fit is to find himself on a rebuilding team that will allow him to work out his shortcomings and develop a perimeter jumper …

Notes: Possesses a reported 6-10 wingspan … Unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team Selection … 6’9, 205lb athletic wing prospect … Late lottery/mid-late first round projection in 2021 NBA Draft … 9.6 PPG and 6.4 RPG as a freshman at Texas … Played college ball in his hometown of Austin, TX

Derek Bast 6/10/21

Strengths: 6’7.5 athletic forward … Good length with a 6’10 wingspan … Ultra athleticism and explosive ability, knows how to display it in the half-court. His run and jump ability combined with his size can’t be matched by many. Covers a lot of ground with his strides and has a wide radius around the basket to finish plays, sees everything within close as a dunk opportunity. Quick off the ground and doesn’t need to gather to elevate. Very good body control … Aggressively attacks the rim and can score with either hand … Alert with good hands and stays active … Efficient scorer. Averaged 11.9 points per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 and 17.1 points per game at 67.4% FG% in 2018. Averaged 9.8 points per game at 48.4% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Averaged 18.7 points per game at 59.9% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Versatile defender, switches onto every position and communicates on that end. Good shot blocker with his timing and quick elevation. Averaged 1.1 blocks per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 and 1.4 blocks per game in 2018. Finished 10th with 1.1 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Averaged 1.5 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good rebounder and secures boards in traffic. Reads offensive rebounds and tip slam opportunities. Finished 8th in rebounds with 5.8 per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Finished 6th in rebounds over the adidas Gauntlet with 9.4 per game in 2017 and 7.2 per game in 2018. Finished 4th with 3.3 offensive rebounds per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017. Averaged 8.5 rebounds (2.5 offensive) per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Although minimal, can put the ball on the floor and drive on occasions …

Weaknesses: Strong frame but has room to fill out … He’s made strides over the past two years in skill development but still needs to work on ball skills and expand his game. Can work on creating offense for himself and ball handling. Scores a heavy amount of points on rim running/catching and finishing … Can improve as a jump shooter and face up game. Shot 20% 3PT% at adidas Nations in 2017. Shot 22.2% 3PT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Shot 25% 3PT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Shot 16% 3PT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Although he’s improved over the years, he still has a way to go as a free throw shooter. Shot 42.1% FT% at adidas Nations in 2017. Shot 58.1% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 and 53.2% FT% in 2018. Shot 61.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can work on limiting turnovers. Averaged 2.6 turnovers per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017. Averaged 2.5 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 …

Outlook: 2019 All-EYBL: Honorable Mention … Scored 15 points in the 2018 Underclassman All-American Game …

Evan Tomes 9/12/19

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