Friday, April 20, 2012

Dee Brown Career Review...

Continuing our gradual look at the members of the Falcon's men's basketball program whose career ended up at Oakland in March, we now look at our only four-year player Dee Brown.  Brown is from Detroit, and was a very good player at Detroit Country Day.

As a Falcon, he was a good player who started 85 games and scored 1,000 points despite an average scoring per game of 8.5 for his career.  He played both PG and SG during his time at BG.  He was a tough presence who was probably better than his stats indicate.  He was never an all-MAC player during his BG career, though he did have some very big games.

That includes hitting a huge shot to beat OU and wrap up the #1 seed in the MAC tourney when he was a FR.

In fact, he had 22 double figure games for the Falcons in his senior year, and only 10 games outside double figures and one of those was the Malone game where the starters didn't score that much.

As a senior, he was 7th in the MAC in FT shooting.   He was 8th in Assist/Turnover ratio.  He scored 10.8 points per game, but only used 21% of BG's possessions, leaving him with an offensive efficiency rating of 102.5, which is very respectable.

In general, he Dee Brown played a ton of minutes for our program and was very consistent.  As mentioned, he never developed into an All-MAC player, but he was certainly a contributor to the team's success and one of the top players on the team each of his last 3 years.  He was incredibly consistent--his last three years he averaged 10.6, 10.4 and 10.8 PPG respectively. In fact, you could argue that his sophomore season was his best year, and that his shooting and 3-FG shooting only came down from there.  Only a very good year at the FT line saved his senior year.

And I think that pretty much tells the story.  Dee Brown had a pretty fast start, was a good player for his last two seasons but never turned into a great player, at least on that stats sheet.  I think his consistency kind of works against him in that it made him easier to forget, and that's what the numbers show.

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