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Kwame Hasani Brown[1] (born March 10, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. He was the first overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft
NBA draft
by the Washington Wizards, and was the first number one draft pick to be selected straight out of high school. Over his career, he has played for the Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.

Contents

1 High school 2 NBA career

2.1 Washington Wizards 2.2 Los Angeles Lakers 2.3 Memphis Grizzlies 2.4 Detroit Pistons 2.5 Charlotte Bobcats 2.6 Golden State Warriors 2.7 Milwaukee Bucks 2.8 Philadelphia 76ers 2.9 Recent years

3 NBA career statistics

3.1 Regular season 3.2 Playoffs

4 References 5 External links

High school Brown was consistently rated as the "best high school player" in his class, which also included high school standouts Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
and Tyson Chandler. He was the high school player of the year as a senior in Georgia. Brown finished his high school career at the historic Glynn Academy (in Brunswick, Georgia) as the school's all-time leading rebounder (1,235) and shot-blocker (605), and also finished second all-time as a scorer (1,539 points). He was named to the 2001 McDonald's All-American Team. His senior averages were 20.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.8 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals per game.[2] NBA career Washington Wizards Originally signing a letter of intent to play for the University of Florida, he later declared for the 2001 NBA draft. The Washington Wizards, under team president Michael Jordan, decided to use their first overall pick on him. Following a pre-draft workout with the Wizards, it has been reported that Brown told then-Wizards coach Doug Collins, "If you draft me, you'll never regret it."[3] Perhaps as a result of hype and high expectations, Brown's rookie season was marred by a lack of maturity and production on the court.[4] In his rookie year, Brown averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. However, the Wizards believed in Brown's potential. In his second season as a professional, Brown saw more action in the league. He started 20 out of the 80 games he played and the total minutes he played doubled. Brown improved his numbers, posting averages of 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. In his third season, Brown continued to improve, posting career highs in both points (10.9) and rebounds (7.4). He also demonstrated his great potential during a game against the Sacramento Kings, during which he registered 30 points and 19 rebounds. After his first three years in Washington, Brown rejected a five-year, $30 million contract offer, electing instead to test the free agent market when his contract expired after the season. In his fourth season, Brown was limited to 42 games due to injuries. His highest-scoring game of the season was 19 points, compared to his season-high of 30 the year before, and he averaged 7.0 points per game. Late in the season, criticism increased; he feuded with Gilbert Arenas, other teammates, and his coach Eddie Jordan. Los Angeles Lakers On August 2, 2005, Brown and Laron Profit
Laron Profit
were traded to the Lakers in exchange for Caron Butler
Caron Butler
and Chucky Atkins. This move was met with some controversy from fans who disliked Brown's reputation and his label as an "under-achiever." In the beginning of the season, he averaged just above 6 points and 6 rebounds. On December 26, 2005, he played his first game at the Washington Wizards' MCI Center (now known as Capital One Arena) as a Laker. The sold-out crowd of 20,173 fans loudly booed him upon entering the game and whenever he touched the ball. In the second quarter, Brown was looking the other way when teammate Sasha Vujačić
Sasha Vujačić
threw a pass his way. The ball bounced off his head and landed out of bounds, which was met with loud cheers from the crowd.[5] Brown called the reception "weak" and stated that "they should be cheering that I'm gone."[5] The Wizards won the game 94–91. When Lakers center Chris Mihm
Chris Mihm
went down with a season-ending ankle injury on March 12, 2006, Brown took over the starting center position. During his stint as a center, he raised his averages from 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds to 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds and started every game for the Lakers in the playoffs. Brown became a central part of the Lakers seven-game series with the Phoenix Suns. Although they ended up losing the series, it had appeared that Kwame Brown's potential was beginning to show. The surprising consistency Brown showed while playing center prompted Phil Jackson to make Brown the starting center in the 2006–2007 season. Brown was injured at the beginning of the season and Mihm was also out with injury for the whole season, so the starting job at center was given to the young Andrew Bynum. After playing the majority of the minutes at center despite the bench role, he was given the starting job in early December. Brown again became injured in the 2007–08 season which allowed Bynum to start again at the center position where he flourished until being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
in 2012. However, when Bynum suffered a knee injury that appeared to jeopardize the Lakers' playoff chances, Brown regained his starting position. As a starter, Brown disappointed many Laker fans, with his lackluster performance and apparent lack of focus during games, highlighted by one game where he missed an open dunk and registered more turnovers (7) than rebounds (6) en route to a Lakers loss.[6] Though Kobe Bryant stuck by his teammate after the game and rebuked Lakers fans who booed Brown, it increasingly appeared that the chances that Brown would realize his potential were diminishing and with them the Lakers' chances of making the playoffs that year.[citation needed] Memphis Grizzlies On February 1, 2008, Brown was traded along with Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol, and the Lakers' 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks for Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
and a second-round pick in 2010.[7] On July 1, 2008, the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
chose not to sign Brown to a new contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.[citation needed] Detroit Pistons On July 28, 2008, ESPN.com
ESPN.com
reported that the Pistons signed Brown to a two-year deal worth $8 million, with the second year a player option.[8] Charlotte Bobcats On August 23, 2010, Brown signed a one-year deal with the Bobcats.[9] Golden State Warriors On December 14, 2011, Brown signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Warriors.[10] Milwaukee Bucks On March 13, 2012, Brown, along with Monta Ellis
Monta Ellis
and Ekpe Udoh, was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
in exchange for Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
and Stephen Jackson.[11] Brown never appeared in a game for the Bucks.[12] Philadelphia 76ers On July 20, 2012, Brown signed a two-year contract for nearly $6 million with the Philadelphia 76ers.[13] After sustaining a right hamstring strain in September 2013,[14] Brown was waived by the 76ers on November 20 before appearing in a game for them in the 2013–14 season.[15] Recent years After removing himself from the game for three years, Brown signed with player agency Interperformances on August 22, 2016 in an attempted comeback.[16] On April 30, 2017, Brown was the fifth overall pick in the inaugural draft of the BIG3
BIG3
basketball league. In the BIG3
BIG3
league Kwame Brown played for the 3 Headed Monsters, who made it to the finals and ended up losing to Trilogy 51-46. [17] [18] NBA career statistics

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2001–02 Washington 57 3 14.3 .387 .000 .707 3.5 .8 .3 .5 4.5

2002–03 Washington 80 20 22.2 .446 .000 .668 5.3 .7 .6 1.0 7.4

2003–04 Washington 74 57 30.3 .489 .500 .683 7.4 1.5 .9 .7 10.9

2004–05 Washington 42 14 21.6 .460 .000 .574 4.9 .9 .6 .4 7.0

2005–06 L.A. Lakers 72 49 27.5 .526 .000 .545 6.6 1.0 .4 .6 7.4

2006–07 L.A. Lakers 41 28 27.6 .591 .000 .440 6.0 1.8 1.0 1.2 8.4

2007–08 L.A. Lakers 23 14 22.1 .515 .000 .406 5.7 1.2 .7 .8 5.7

2007–08 Memphis 15 1 13.6 .487 .000 .412 3.8 1.1 .4 .3 3.5

2008–09 Detroit 58 30 17.2 .533 .000 .516 5.0 .6 .4 .4 4.2

2009–10 Detroit 48 1 13.8 .500 .000 .337 3.7 .5 .3 .3 3.3

2010–11 Charlotte 66 50 26.0 .517 .000 .589 6.8 .7 .4 .6 7.9

2011–12 Golden State 9 3 20.8 .525 .000 .441 6.3 .4 .9 .0 6.3

2012–13 Philadelphia 22 11 12.2 .459 .000 .368 3.4 .4 .3 .5 1.9

Career 607 281 22.1 .492 .111 .570 5.5 .9 .5 .6 6.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2005 Washington 3 0 20.0 .385 .000 .556 5.0 1.0 .0 .7 5.0

2006 L.A. Lakers 7 7 32.1 .523 .000 .710 6.6 1.0 .3 .9 12.9

2007 L.A. Lakers 5 5 26.6 .528 .000 .556 5.6 .2 .2 .8 8.6

2009 Detroit 3 0 16.0 .375 .000 .750 5.0 .0 .0 1.0 3.0

Career 18 12 25.9 .500 .000 .660 5.8 .6 .2 .8 8.7

References

^ " Kwame Brown
Kwame Brown
opens up about his NBA career, facing criticism, Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
and more". hoopshype.com. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ Player Profiles - Kwame Brown, NBA.com. ^ Wizards love top pick's skills - Retrieved 1 July 2006 ^ Jenkins, Sally (21 April 2002). "Growing Pains". Washington Post Magazine. Retrieved 11 July 2010.  ^ a b Lee, Michael (December 27, 2005). "Ex-Wizard Brown Calls Reception 'Weak'". Washington Post. Retrieved August 24, 2010.  ^ "Phoenix 106 - 98 LA Lakers: Final - 2008-01-17 - National Basketball
Basketball
Association - Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ Tillery, Ronald (2008-02-01). "Gasol traded to Lakers". Memphis Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2008-02-01.  ^ Stein, Marc (July 29, 2008). "Dumars: Brown agrees to two-year deal with Pistons". ESPN. Retrieved August 24, 2010.  ^ Stein, Marc (August 24, 2010). "Kwame Brown, Bobcats agree to deal". ESPN. Retrieved August 24, 2010.  ^ "Warriors Sign Kwame Brown". NBA.com. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2011-12-15.  ^ "Bucks Acquire Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh
Ekpe Udoh
and Kwame Brown
Kwame Brown
from Warriors". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.  ^ "Ilyasova Free Agency Tour set to begin".  ^ "Sixers Sign Free Agent Center Kwame Brown". NBA.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012.  ^ "Philadelphia 76ers' center Kwame Brown
Kwame Brown
suffers strained right hamstring". fansided.com. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ " Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
waive Kwame Brown
Kwame Brown
and Darius Morris, sign Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown :InsideHoops". www.insidehoops.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ Interferenza. "404 Page Not Found". www.interperformances.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ Conway, Tyler. " BIG3
BIG3
Basketball
Basketball
League 2017 Draft Results and Full Team Rosters". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ Rapp, Timothy. "Trilogy Defeat 3 Headed Monsters to Win Inaugural BIG3
BIG3
League Championship". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 

External links

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portal

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NBA first overall draft picks

1947: McNeely 1948: Tonkovich 1949: Shannon 1950: Share 1951: Melchiorre 1952: Workman 1953: Felix 1954: Selvy 1955: Ricketts 1956: Green 1957: Hundley 1958: Baylor 1959: Boozer 1960: Robertson 1961: Bellamy 1962: McGill 1963: Heyman 1964: Barnes 1965: Hetzel 1966: Russell 1967: Walker 1968: Hayes 1969: Alcindor 1970: Lanier 1971: Carr 1972: L. Martin 1973: Collins 1974: Walton 1975: D. Thompson 1976: Lucas 1977: Benson 1978: M. Thompson 1979: E. Johnson 1980: Carroll 1981: Aguirre 1982: Worthy 1983: Sampson 1984: Olajuwon 1985: Ewing 1986: Daugherty 1987: D. Robinson 1988: Manning 1989: Ellison 1990: Coleman 1991: L. Johnson 1992: O'Neal 1993: Webber 1994: G. Robinson 1995: Smith 1996: Iverson 1997: Duncan 1998: Olowokandi 1999: Brand 2000: K. Martin 2001: Brown 2002: Yao 2003: James 2004: Howard 2005: Bogut 2006: Bargnani 2007: Oden 2008: Rose 2009: Griffin 2010: Wall 2011: Irving 2012: Davis 2013: Bennett 2014: Wiggins 2015: Towns 2016: Simmons 2017: Fultz

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2001 NBA draft

First round

Kwame Brown Tyson Chandler Pau Gasol Eddy Curry Jason Richardson Shane Battier Eddie Griffin DeSagana Diop Rodney White Joe Johnson Kedrick Brown Vladimir Radmanović Richard Jefferson Troy Murphy Steven Hunter Kirk Haston Michael Bradley Jason Collins Zach Randolph Brendan Haywood Joseph Forte Jeryl Sasser Brandon Armstrong Raül López Gerald Wallace Samuel Dalembert Jamaal Tinsley Tony Parker

Second round

Trenton Hassell Gilbert Arenas Omar Cook Will Solomon Terence Morris Brian Scalabrine Jeff Trepagnier Damone Brown Mehmet Okur Michael Wright Earl Watson Jamison Brewer Bobby Simmons Eric Chenowith Kyle Hill Sean Lampley Loren Woods Ousmane Cisse Antonis Fotsis Ken Johnson Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje Alton Ford Andre Hutson Jarron Collins Kenny Satterfield Maurice Jeffers Robertas Javtokas Alvin

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