Markel Brown

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Markel Brown
Markel Brown.jpg
Brown playing for Oklahoma State
No. 22 – Darüşşafaka
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League Basketbol Süper Ligi
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-01-29) January 29, 1992 (age 26)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Peabody Magnet
(Alexandria, Louisiana)
College Oklahoma State (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
20142016 Brooklyn Nets
2015 Maine Red Claws
2016–2017 Khimki
2017–2018 Oklahoma City Blue
2018 Houston Rockets
2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018–present Darüşşafaka
Career highlights and awards

Markel Brown (born January 29, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Oklahoma State University.

High school career

Brown attended Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, Louisiana. As a senior, he averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals per game, going on to be named the 2010 Louisiana Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Brown was listed as the No. 37 shooting guard and the No. 137 player in the nation in 2010.[2]

College career

In his freshman season at Oklahoma State, Brown led the squad with 33 blocked shots, the most ever by a Cowboy guard and the fifth-most ever by a freshman at OSU. In 34 games (10 starts), he averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 21.6 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his sophomore season, he was named the "Dunker of the Year" by CollegeBasketballTalk on NBCSports.com. In 33 games (26 starts), he averaged 10.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.1 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his junior season, he was named to the USBWA All-District VI team, NABC All-District 8 second team and All-Big 12 second team. He also became the 37th player in school history to record 1,000 career points, and the second player in school history to record 200 assists, 100 steals and 75 blocked shots in a career, joining Byron Houston. In 33 games (all starts), he averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his senior season, he was named to the All-Big 12 second team for the second time in his career. In 34 games (all starts), he averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 35.3 minutes per game.[3]

Professional career

Brooklyn Nets (2014–2016)

On June 26, 2014, Brown was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night.[4] He joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League,[5] and signed with the team on July 23.[6] He played in just seven games for the Nets over the first two months of the 2014–15 season. On January 1, 2015, using the flexible assignment rule, the Nets assigned Brown to the Maine Red Claws, the D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics.[7] On January 8, he was recalled by the Nets.[8] In his first career start on February 23 against the Denver Nuggets, Brown played 45 minutes of action and recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as he helped the Nets defeat the Nuggets, 110–82.[9] On March 29, he scored a career-high 17 points in a 107–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[10] To finish the regular season, Brown played in 40 games and started in 29 of them. After starting in the Nets' first playoff game, he managed just one more playoff appearance, in Game 6 of their series against the Atlanta Hawks, a series the Nets lost 4–2.[11]

In July 2015, Brown re-joined the Nets for the 2015 NBA Summer League. He lost his starting role for the 2015–16 season, and played sparingly for the Nets throughout the first half of the season. He began seeing regular playing time in January, and scored in double figures five times during February. On March 5, 2016, he scored a career-high 23 points in the Nets' 132–118 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[12]

On September 26, 2016, Brown signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[13] However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 20 after appearing in six preseason games.[14]

Khimki (2016–2017)

On October 25, 2016, Brown signed with Russian club Khimki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[15]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2018)

On September 24, 2017, Brown signed a training camp contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[16] On October 11, 2017, Brown was waived by the Thunder.[17]

Houston Rockets (2018)

On January 15, 2018, Brown was signed by the Houston Rockets, on a two-way contract, after the Rockets waived Brianté Weber.[18]

Darüşşafaka (2018–present)

On July 24, 2018, Brown signed a one-year deal with the Turkish team Darüşşafaka of the EuroLeague.[19]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Brooklyn 47 29 16.6 .362 .266 .825 2.3 .8 .7 .3 4.6
2015–16 Brooklyn 62 6 15.8 .394 .314 .755 2.0 1.5 .6 .2 5.9
2017–18 Houston 4 0 7.8 .286 .200 1.3 .5 .0 .0 1.3
Career 113 35 15.9 .380 .295 .781 2.1 1.2 .6 .2 5.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Brooklyn 2 1 5.0 .400 .000 1.000 1.0 .5 .0 .0 3.0
Career 2 1 5.0 .400 .000 1.000 1.0 .5 .0 .0 3.0

Personal life

Brown is the son of Damian and Antoinette Brown. His grandmother, Jerri Mae Eggins, has been a big influence in his life, as have his two sisters, Tara and Moryia. In 2006, three months after his mother died from a brain aneurysm, his uncle, David Eggins, the closest male he had to a father figure, died trying to rescue two elderly women from a house fire.[20]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Markel Brown Bio". OKState.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Markel Brown". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Markel Brown Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Draft Rights to Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson". NBA.com. July 23, 2014. Archived from the original on July 31, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nets assign Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson to D-League". InsideHoops.com. January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Recall Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson From NBA D-league". NBA.com. January 8, 2015. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lopez scores 19 points, Nets beat Nuggets 110-82". NBA.com. February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nets keep up playoff push, beat Lakers for 3rd straight win". NBA.com. March 29, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Markel Brown 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Wolves shoot franchise-record 68.4 percent to beat Nets". NBA.com. March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Cavaliers Announce 2016-17 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 26, 2016. Archived from the original on September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Three Players". NBA.com. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "BC Khimki adds guard Brown". bckhimki.ru. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Thunder Adds Alford, Brown, Canaan and Thomas to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Thunder Waives Three". nba.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ Charamia, Shams (January 15, 2018). "Rockets release Briante Weber, sign Markel Brown to two-way contract". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Markel Brown signs with Darussafaka". Sportando.basketball. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018. 
  20. ^ Robbins, Lenn (July 9, 2014). "Markel Brown Has Overcome the Death of Loved Ones to Get a Chance at an NBA Career". NBA.com. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys bio
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