Former Stanford star and Los Angeles Laker Anthony Brown was selected No. 1 overall in the 2016 NBA D-League Draft by the Erie BayHawks.
The 6-7 small forward averaged 4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes a contest last season for the Lakers in 29 games.
He also played in the D-League last year, averaging 14.6 points and 4 rebounds for the LA D-Fenders.
Brown, who was the last player cut in Lakers training camp this year, said the Development League is good training for the NBA.
“You’re playing NBA rules with an NBA ball,” Brown told ESPN. “I think that playing in the D-League and honing your craft there, it’s definitely translatable if you’re able to get to the NBA level. There’s definitely talent in the league.”
A college star at Stanford, Brown led the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior, averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, while shooting a torrid 44 percent from three.
Brown hopes his ability to make threes, as well as guard multiple positions, will help him to eventually stick in the NBA.
“I think I fit in pretty well as a 3-and-D guy,” Brown told SB Nation. “You see a lot of 3-and-D guys today that are pretty successful, whether it’s Danny Green or Khris Middleton. That’s something I’m definitely hoping to start off on.”
Brown was the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Lakers.
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