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Charlie Brown (basketball)

Charlie Brown
No. 4 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 22)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSaint Joseph's (2017–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentAtlanta Hawks
2019–presentCollege Park Skyhawks
Career highlights and awards

Charles Brown Jr. (born February 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Saint Joseph's Hawks.

Early life & high school

Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Northeast section of the city. He initially attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School before transferring to George Washington High School before his junior year.[1] As a senior, Brown averaged 18.4 points per game and was named the MVP Philadelphia Public League's B Division. Brown opted to prep for a fifth year at the St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Connecticut, where he helped the team to a 31-6 record and the National Prep Championship game.[2]

College career

As a freshman, he started 30 of the Hawks' 31 games and averaged 12.8 points, five rebounds, and 1.1 assists while shooting 38.4 percent from behind the arc and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line. Brown was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team.[3] He was named third team all conference entering his true sophomore season, but missed the entirety of the year after being forced to use a medical redshirt after breaking his wrist in preseason practice.[4] As a redshirt sophomore, Brown led the Atlantic 10 with 19.0 points per game and averaged 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists as well over 32 games and was named second team All-Atlantic 10 and first team All-Big 5. In total, Brown scored 1,006 points and grabbed 352 rebounds in 63 games during his college career.[5] Following the end of the redshirt sophomore season, Brown declared for the 2019 NBA Draft with the intent on signing an agent, therefore forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility.[6]

Professional career

After going unselected in the draft, Brown agreed to a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks on June 21, 2019 and officially signed on July 1, 2019.[7][8]

Personal life

Brown's father, Charlie Brown, Sr., played college basketball at North Carolina A&T for two years and then professionally overseas until he suffered a career-ending achilles injury.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Rhim, Kris (August 2, 2018). "After a broken wrist, this rising St. Joe's star is ready to chase his NBA dreams". BillyPenn.com. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Saint Joseph's doubles down on recruits". NBC Sports Philadelphia. November 18, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "St. Joe's Charlie Brown out a few weeks with broken wrist". NBC Sports Philadelphia. October 25, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Hunt, Donald (November 9, 2018). "Key players, sidelined by injuries, return to excite St. Joseph's". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Pompey, Keith (June 18, 2019). "Former St. Joe's standout Charlie Brown to work out for Sixers". Inquirer.com. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  6. ^ Jensen, Mike (June 18, 2019). "Charlie Brown places a bet on himself, entering NBA draft". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (June 21, 2019). "Hawks agree to two-way contract with St. Joe's Charlie Brown". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Charlie Brown Jr. To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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