The San Antonio Spurs will now audition Gilbert Brown out of Pittsburgh:
He also has workouts scheduled with Atlanta, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Dallas, Memphis, San Antonio, Phoenix, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers. He met with the Wizards last month.
"I feel great," Brown said. "I definitely want to open a lot of eyes. Teams are very interested. I just have to focus and make it happen."
Brown is a 6'6", 200 lbs., SG/SF. He averaged 11.3 points, shot 45.8% from the field, 41.3% from the three point line, 78.9% from the free throw line, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 28 minutes last season for Pittsburgh.
Here is what DraftExpress.com has to say about Brown:
Gilbert Brown emerged as a legitimate NBA prospect after a solid junior season and he has continued to play a vital role for Pittsburgh Panthers as a senior.
At 6'6 with a long, 200-pound frame, Brown looks the part of an NBA player. He is a good athlete, as well, both explosive around the basket and quick in the open floor.
While Brown was never a particularly productive player to begin with, his scoring rate and shooting percentages have both decreased during his senior season as his minutes have risen, to the tune of 16.7 points per 40 minutes pace adjusted on 44.6% FG.
Brown plays a complimentary role on one of the most efficient offenses in college basketball, where over one-third of his offensive possessions are created for him in the form of spot-up opportunities. He has shown marked improvement as a shooter, shooting a a career-high 40.2% from beyond the arc on nearly five attempts per 40 minutes pace adjusted. His mechanics remain awkward and he is still most effective shooting with his feet set, but he has improved consistently throughout his collegiate career and he definitely has potential to play a role with his spot-up perimeter shooting ability at the next level.
Brown has not developed his shot-creating ability very much this season, something he likely won't be expected to do much of in the NBA.
Thoughts Spurs fans? What do you have to say about Brown?
I would also love to see Spurs add some size but I think it's unrealistic to expect their title hopes to hinge on the whoever is there with the 29th pick in a lackluster draft. I think we've all been guilty of it to a certain degree this offseason.
I think he's 6 inches too short to help the Spurs, is what I think -- just like Lighty and Morningstar. If he'd be coming out next year, he might be an ideal 2nd round pick, but now we need big big and more big (and big will be available).
If the Spurs are serious about giving it one more title run, they have to solve the rebounding/size problems that keep killing them.
All Pitt player's can play D. It's a prerequisite to get any playing time. To quote Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine on Pitt's style of play '' They play dirty, and the ref's allow it''
Well, if he's anything like every other recent Pitt prospect he'll be a hard nosed guy and can play some D and limited offense. I'm sold!