Oregon Ducks NBA Draft prospect Troy Brown is widely regarded as a mid-first round pick.
Jason Quick of NBC Sports has an in-depth look at how Brown’s background of running point guard can affect his stock.
Oregon's Troy Brown thinks he has something over the other 3-and-D prospects in the NBA draft: A background as a point guard. On Thursday, the Blazers took a look with Paul Allen's right-hand man in attendance:https://t.co/yJy6CSHak1
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From NBC Sports:
(Brown) says he is not just a shooter and defender, he can also pass like a point guard.
“I feel like a lot of guys when they say they are 3-and-D it’s offensive scoring and being a defensive player, but I feel like I bring more than that,’’ Brown said.
The Las Vegas native, who was a 5-star recruit heading into Oregon, says he is a play-maker, which is borne from his playing point guard until his senior year in high school, when his 6-foot-7 height forced him to small forward.
“The versatility side to things,’’ Brown said, referring to how he is different than other prospects. “Being able to make plays for teammates and being that point-guard figure rather than just being a two or three.’’
Brown worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.