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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.

J'Covan Brown
J'Covan Brown Texas Longhorns vs Navy Midshipmen November 2010 (cropped).jpg
Brown with the Texas Longhorns in November 2010
No. 69 – Hapoel Jerusalem
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
FIBA Champions League
Personal information
Born (1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 29)
Port Arthur, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolMemorial (Port Arthur, Texas)
CollegeTexas (2009–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Rethymno Aegean
2013–2014KAOD
2014Cañeros de La Romana
2014–2015Astana
2015–2016Türk Telekom
2016AEK Athens
2016–2017Pınar Karşıyaka
2017–2018Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2018–presentHapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

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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.[1]

College careerEdit

 
J'Covan Brown with the Texas Longhorns in January 2012

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.[1]

On March 5, 2012, Brown earned a spot in the All-Big 12 First team.[2]

On April 2, 2012, Brown declared for the 2012 NBA Draft after completing his junior year at Texas.[3]

Professional careerEdit

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.[4]

KAOD and Caneros de La Romana (2013–2014)Edit

In July 2013, Brown joined the New York Knicks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[5]

On November 5, 2013, Brown returned to Greece for a second stint, signing with KAOD for the rest of the season.[6] Brown averaged 17.2 points per game and finished as the Greek League second best scorer.

On May 17, 2014, Brown signed with the Dominican team Caneros de La Romana for the 2014 LNB Season.[4]

Astana (2014–2015)Edit

On August 8, 2014, Brown signed a one-year deal with the Kazakh team BC Astana.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

AEK Athens (2016)Edit

 
Brown with AEK Athens in February 2016

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

Brown helped Karşıyaka to reach the 2017 Champions League Quarterfinals, where they eventually lost to 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Texas 33 9 21.7 .354 .288 .883 2.2 2.4 .8 .1 9.6
2010–11 Texas 36 0 21.5 .406 .385 .861 2.2 2.1 .9 .2 10.4
2011–12 Texas 34 34 35.6 .417 .369 .863 3.4 3.8 1.2 .1 20.1
Career 103 43 26.2 .398 .350 .867 2.6 2.8 1.0 .1 13.4

Domestic LeaguesEdit

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13   Rethymno GBL 6 19.5 .339 .355 .636 1.2 .8 .8 .0 9.3
2013–14   KAOD GBL 25 30.8 .447 .391 .869 2.8 2.1 .8 .0 17.2
2014–15   Astana VTB 29 33.0 .403 .373 .864 2.3 3.8 .8 .0 12.0
KBC 11 22.6 .421 .286 .800 1.5 3.3 1.7 .0 7.8
2015–16   Türk Telekom BSL 12 25.7 .442 .377 .940 2.2 2.8 .1 .0 15.0
2016   AEK Athens GBL 19 24.7 .342 .333 .815 2.3 2.9 .6 .1 9.6
2016–17   Pınar Karşıyaka BSL 27 29.4 .377 .326 .902 1.7 4.4 .9 .1 11.1
2017–18   Gilboa Galil IPL 33 31.6 .452 .425 .832 3.2 5.9 1.0 .0 17.0

European CompetitionsEdit

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15   Astana EC 12 34.5 .477 .392 .837 3.5 3.7 1.4 .0 17.8
2015–16   Türk Telekom FEC 5 23.6 .674 .688 .846 2.8 4.4 1.6 .2 16.0
2016–17   Pınar Karşıyaka BCL 19 30.8 .443 .386 .857 3.1 5.1 .9 .0 15.5

Source: RealGM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "J'Covan Brown - Texas Athletics". TexasSports.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "J'Covan Brown Named First Team All-Big 12 Basketball". burntorangenation.com. March 5, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "PA native J'Covan Brown declares for NBA draft". beaumontenterprise.com. April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "J'Covan Brown - Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Here is the 2013 Knicks Las Vegas Summer League roster". postingandtoasting.com. July 8, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "J'Covan Brown signed by KAOD". Court-Side.com. November 5, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "J'Covan Brown heads to Astana". Court-Side.com. August 8, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Brown Is Week 2 Top Performer". fibaeurope.com. November 13, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Turk Telekom Ankara lands Michael Jenkins and J'Covan Brown". Sportando.com. June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Turk Telekom 93 at Fenerbahce Ulker 96". RealGM.com. December 6, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "AEK Athens B.C. signs J'Covan Brown". Aekbc.gr. January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "J'Covan Brown added by Karsiyaka". court-side.com. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  13. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka end Venezia streak with emphasis behind Brown's 36". championsleague.basketball. December 13, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "J'Covan Brown inks with Hapoel Gilboa Galil". Sportando.com. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "מצטיין המחזור השישי: ג'ייקובן בראון". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). November 14, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-23: ג'ייקובן בראון". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). April 11, 2018. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "רכש ראשון: ג'ייקובן בראון עולה לבירה". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "Winner League, Game 17: Hapoel J-M Vs Ashdod". basket.co.il. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "Hapoel Jerusalem captures State Cup title". JPost.com. February 15, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  20. ^ "שחקן חודש פברואר: ג'ייקובן בראון". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.

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