Troy Brown has found his new home. The former Oregon forward was selected by the Washington Wizards with the No. 15 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn.
OUR PICK IS IN!
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 22, 2018
Brown, the first player in the history of Oregon basketball to be a “one-and-done” prospect, is the first Duck to go in the first round since Aaron Brooks went No. 26 overall in 2007 by the Houston Rockets. At 15th he’s the highest-drafted Oregon player since Luke Jackson was taken 10th by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004.
Big, big congratulations to @Troy_Brown33 and coach Dana Altman.
This is the highest a Duck has gone in the NBA Draft in 14 years (Luke Jackson, 10th, 2004), and this is the first career first round draft choice for coach Altman. #ProDucks pic.twitter.com/vqo6telSZ9
— Oregon Men's Basketball (@OregonMBB) June 22, 2018
A former 5-star recruit, the 6-foot-7 forward had a solid, if unspectacular season at Oregon. In 35 games, Brown averaged 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The Ducks went 23-13 and missed the NCAA tournament.
Brown projects as a swiss army knife of sorts at the NBA level. He has incredible versatility and can do a bit of everything on the court. He will be a rotational player at the beginning of his career and will need to be a plus shooter and plus defender in order to become at starter in the NBA.