J'Covan Marquis Brown (born February 14, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of Texas before playing professionally in Greece, Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Israel. Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), he plays at the point guard and shooting guard positions.
Brown with the Texas Longhorns in November 2010
|No. 69 – Hapoel Jerusalem|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||Israeli Premier League|
FIBA Champions League
|Born||February 14, 1990|
Port Arthur, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||202 lb (92 kg)|
|High school||Memorial (Port Arthur, Texas)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2014||Cañeros de La Romana|
|2017–2018||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
Brown attended Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas, where he averaged 29.9 points per game while playing in 11 contests during his senior season. Brown led Memorial to a 29–6 record while averaging 27 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals per game and earned all-state, all-region and first-team All-District 21-5A accolades in his junior season.
Brown played college basketball for The University of Texas's Longhorns from 2009 to 2012. In his senior year at Texas, Brown averaged 20.1 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, almost two times the amount of the team's second-leading scorer, Sheldon McClellan and was able to take his team to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals in 2012.
Rethymno Aegean (2012)Edit
On August 28, 2012, Brown started his professional career with the Greek team Rethymno Aegean, signing a one-year deal. However, on December 1, 2012, he parted ways with the team after appearing in six games, averaging 9.3 points per game.
KAOD and Caneros de La Romana (2013–2014)Edit
On November 5, 2013, Brown returned to Greece for a second stint, signing with KAOD for the rest of the season. Brown averaged 17.2 points per game and finished as the Greek League second best scorer.
On August 8, 2014, Brown signed a one-year deal with the Kazakh team BC Astana. On November 11, 2014, Brown recorded a season-high 34 points, shooting 12-of-15 from the field, along with seven rebounds and three assists in a 106–102 win over Tofaş. He was subsequently named EuroChallenge Week 2 Top Performer.
Brown finished the season as the EuroChallenge third leading scorer with 17.5 points per game. He helped Astana to win the 2015 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship, as well as reaching the 2015 VTB League Playoffs as the eighth seed, where they eventually were eliminated by CSKA Moscow.
Türk Telekom (2015–2016)Edit
On June 4, 2015, Brown signed with the Turkish team Türk Telekom for the 2015–16 season. On December 6, 2015, Brown recorded a career-high 38 points, shooting 11-of-14 from the field, along with three assists in a 93–96 loss to Fenerbahçe.
AEK Athens (2016)Edit
On January 19, 2016, Brown parted ways with Türk Telekom and signed with the Greek team AEK Athens for the rest of the season, with a prospect of renewal for another year. Brown helped AEK to reach the 2016 Greek League Semifinals, where they eventually were eliminated by Olympiacos.
Pınar Karşıyaka (2016–2017)Edit
On July 14, 2016, Brown returned to Turkey for a second stint, signing a one-year deal with Pınar Karşıyaka. On December 13, 2016, Brown recorded a season-high 36 points, shooting 13-of-20 from the field, along with four assists and two steals in a 99–59 blowout win over Reyer Venezia.
Hapoel Gilboa Galil (2017–2018)Edit
On September 12, 2017, Brown signed with the Israeli team Hapoel Gilboa Galil for the 2017–18 season. On November 13, 2017, Brown recorded 28 points, shooting 10-of-15 from the field, along with 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals in an 88–86 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 6 MVP. On April 9, 2018, Brown recorded a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists, shooting 6-of-6 from three-point range in a 94–91 win over Hapoel Holon. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 22 MVP.
Brown helped Gilboa Galil to reach the 2018 Israeli League Playoffs, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Jerusalem. Brown finished the season as the League third assists leader (5.9 per game) and also averaged 17 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, shooting a career-high of 42.5 percent from 3-point range.
Hapoel Jerusalem (2018–present)Edit
On June 18, 2018, Brown signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem. On February 2, 2019, Brown recorded a season-high 25 points, shooting 9-of-13 from the field, along with six rebounds and assists for 33 PIR in a 104–94 win over Maccabi Ashdod. On February 14, 2019, Brown helped Jerusalem to win the 2019 Israeli State Cup after an 82–67 win over Maccabi Rishon LeZion, scoring 19 points off the bench. On March 4, 2019, Brown was named Israeli League Player of the Month after averaging 20.0 points and 4.7 assists per game in three games played in February.
Brown is the son of Johnny Ray and Angela Brown. His cousin, B. J. Tyler, is a former NBA player who also played for the University of Texas. Tyler earned third-team All-America honors by The Associated Press as a senior in 1993–94 and was the No. 20 overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game||FG%||Field goal percentage|
|3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high||Led the league|
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- "J'Covan Brown inks with Hapoel Gilboa Galil". Sportando.com. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
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