27 December 2011
Update: After Gilbert Brown went through a workout with the Phoenix Suns last week along with Michael Redd and Ime Udoka, the Suns opted to sign Redd in the end.
But Brown isn't left without a team. The undrafted rookie out of Pitt signed to play in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants he confirmed on Sunday with Beyond the Beat.
He attended shootaround with the team -- who is an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers -- and could be available when the Mad Ants face the Canton Charge today in D-League action.
Original post after the jump...
Original Post from 12-27-11:
Just got word that Gilbert Brown is in Phoenix to workout with the Suns today.
For those not familiar with Brown, the 6-foot-6 guard/small forward out of Pitt started his pro career with S. Oliver Wurzburg in Germany's Beko BBL before parting ways with the team in November. Brown and the team mutually decided to dissolve his one-year contract, leaving him a free-agent.
Brown went undrafted out of college and the Boston Celtics had planned to invite him to training camp (had also been in talks with Phoenix about a camp invite) before the NBA lockout struck. Once he returned from Germany and the lockout lifted, the team made good on their invite and brought Brown into training camp.
He was cut by the team along with Michael Sweetney before agreeing to a workout with the Suns his agent Terrance Doyle confirmed.
The above clip gives you an idea what Brown's game is about, and here's a closer look at Brown's overall story and road to the pros.
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