NBA Position: PG
Hometown: Roswell, GA
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
DRAFTED NO. 52 OVERALL BY THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Ceiling: Devin Harris
Basement: Bob Sura
NBA Comparison: Jarrett Jack
- Long, Elite Size
- NBA Body
- Aggressive Scorer
- Quality Court Vision
- Tweener; PG or SG?
- Learning Position
As a sophomore Lorenzo Brown switched roles from a scoring guard to being the leader of the team and the point guard. That transition is one of the toughest in basketball, but Brown showed a knack for play-making and the ability to lead a team.
He has elite size for his position at 6-4 180 lbs. running the point. That size allows him to look over the defense to see the play taking place to make plays for others. Brown is one of the best passers in the Nation because of that size, his vision, and ability to get into the teeth of the defense off of the bounce.
Brown is a natural scorer so getting into the teeth of the defense has never been a problem for him. When he attacks the defense he does a good job keeping the ball in the center of the floor balancing out his options between the cutters in the paint and the shooters in the corners.
When he gets to the top of the key Brown has the ability to knock down the 15 footer or make plays for others.
With his expanded role Brown has seen his shooting numbers dip as he has the ball in his hands towards the end of the clock to make a decision.
The balance of play-making for himself and for others has been efficient throughout the past two seasons. He has a 2.0:1.0 assist to turnover ratio over the past two seasons which puts him near the top of the elite level point guards including Trey Burke (2.37:1), Marcus Smart (1.40:1), Michael Carter-Williams (2.44:1), B.J. Young (1.38:1), and C.J. McCollum (1.13:1).
Brown is not the best at one particular aspect of the game, but does just about everything well on the court. He can score from the point, distribute the ball effectively, rebound his position, and is an above average defender for the point.
Adding a more frequent and effective post repertoire to his game could separate him from the rest of the midlevel point guard prospects and back into the conversation of the first round.