Lonnie Walker IV isn’t the only former Hurricane balling in the NBA Summer League.
Sporting a pair of orange, green, and white high-top sneakers, the Boston native poured in 11 points, grabbed 14 boards and dished out 10 assists in the win. For the summer, Brown is averaging 14.3 points, 7.7 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks while taking over point guard responsibilities for Detroit.
Those that followed his career in Coral Gables know the 6’5” combo guard is at his best when he’s playing the role of stat stuffer. As a freshman in 2016-17, Brown averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals. As a sophomore, he was putting up 11.4 points, 7.1 boards, 4 dimes and almost one block a game when a January foot injury ended his season prematurely.
He recorded two triple-doubles and one double-double in 52 total games at The U — going 3-0 in those games. On nine separate occasions he recorded at least three steals in a game, and he blocked three shots in four different games.
Brown started 56 games for Detroit in his rookie campaign, averaging 4.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He posted season highs of 15 points, 10 boards, and 7 assists. Shooting 46% from 2-point range, the 42nd pick in the 2018 draft struggled from downtown, connecting on only 26% of his attempts. As a result, improving his outside shot is at the top of his to-do list this summer. So far, he is only 1-for-6 from beyond-the-arc.
With the win over Philadelphia, the Pistons improve their summer record to 4-0.