Lorenzo Brown was the NBA’s 2018 G-League Most Valuable Player and is a member of the Toronto Raptors. He also played with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns. The six-foot-five combo guard played college basketball at NC State. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in assists as a junior before leaving early to enter the NBA Draft. He was drafted 52nd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2013 NBA draft.
During Brown’s MVP season, he helped lead the Raptors 905 to the G-League Finals while averaging 18.8 PPG, 8.8 APG, and 5.2 RPG. On January 12, 2018, Brown became the first player to score in both a G-League game and an NBA game on the same day. He had 24 points and 12 assists for the 905s earlier in the day and then suited up that night against the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavs on national TV. Brown would play 19 minutes in the 34-point blowout win, scoring 6 points and dishing out 5 assists.
Brown initially attended Centennial High School in his native Roswell, Georgia, where he averaged 20.8 points as a senior and was named a fourth-team Parade All-American and the Georgia 5A player of the Year. He would eventually spend a post-graduate year at Hargrave Military Academy.
- His basketball journey and lessons he’s learned
- What he’s learned from Demar Derozan and Kyle Lowry
- What makes Toronto’s “Bench Mob” so valuable
- How he embraces his role on the team
- Qualities of a great coach
- … and so much more!!!
Resources, Books, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Raptors Website: NBA.com/raptors
Life Sports Media & Entertainment Agency: Life-sme.com
Articles of interest …
- My NBA Journey by Lorenzo Brown
- Raptors Make Smart Decision to Sign Brown
- Toronto Raptors: Will Lorenzo Brown have a meaningful role next season?
- 2017-18 Player Review: Lorenzo Brown
- Raptors 905 guard Lorenzo Brown named G League MVP
Past “Success is a Choice” podcast episodes of interest . . .
- Jerod Ward (Former Pro Basketball Player) – Episode 092
- Brandon Bostick (Former NFL Tight End) – Episode 090
- Nicole Arbour (Comedian & Entertainer) – Episode 088
- JJ Birden (Former NFL Wide Receiver) – Episode 074
- Kevin Harrington (Original Shark on “Shark Tank”) – Episode 021
- Anton Goff (St. John’s University AD) – Episode 010
- Pat Williams (Orlando Magic Senior V.P. & Co-Founder) – Episode 004
- Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) – Episode 001
Lorenzo Brown in Action
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