Nets buy 44th pick, draft OK State G Markel Brown

Nets buy 44th pick, draft OK State G Markel Brown
Markel Brown
Markel Brown

The Nets sent one million dollars to the Minnesota Timberwolves and received the 44th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. With the pick, they drafted Oklahoma State senior guard Markel Brown.

Brown averaged 12.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.3 APG over his four-year career at Oklahoma State. The 6-3. 190-pound guard averaged 17.2 points and 5.3 total rebounds his senior year. had Brown ranked as the #51 prospect and #13 senior. He’s known for his athleticism and jumping ability. Here’s what the guys over at Draft Express had to say about him:

Capping off his third year as a starter for the Cowboys, Markel Brown wrapped up his collegiate career with a 20 point performance in Oklahoma State’s 85-77 loss to Gonzaga in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. One of the bright spots in what was an up-and-down campaign for Travis Ford’s program, Brown earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the second consecutive season, showing significant improvement playing alongside Marcus Smart and solidifying himself as a potential NBA draftee, averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per-game.

Brown’s intrigue at the next level has always started with his phenomenal athleticism. Undersized for a shooting guard standing 6’3, the Alexandria, Louisiana native has a 6’7 wingspan to go along with good speed and quickness, but his calling card is unquestionable his outstanding leaping ability, landing him on Sportscenter multiple times this season and prior.

The former top-150 recruit has improved considerably over his four year career, making major progress since arriving in Stillwater. A highlight reel dunk waiting to happen, Brown was often maligned for his lack of perimeter skills and shooting early in his career, but developed into a reliable jump shooter. Ending his senior season as Oklahoma’s State’s second leading scorer, Brown still did most of his damage using his athleticism in transition, but had a very efficient season scoring in the half court, where his improved shooting helped him make teams pay for leaving him open beyond the arc and giving him space operating off the bounce in the midrange and when dribbling off ball screens.


Check out some of his highlights here.

Oh yeah, and then there is this. Uh, wow.

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