Lexie Brown

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Lexie Brown
Lexi Brown 2 (cropped).jpg
Brown in 2019
No. 4 – Minnesota Lynx
PositionGuard
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-10-27) October 27, 1994 (age 25)
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Career information
High school
College
WNBA draft2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Connecticut Sun
2018–presentCMB Cargo Uni Györ
2019-presentMinnesota Lynx
Career highlights and awards

Alexis Kiah Brown[1] (born October 27, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Brown was the ninth overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft. She played college basketball at the University of Maryland and Duke University.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Tammy and Dee Brown. Her father played twelve years in the NBA as a point guard, most notably for the Boston Celtics, with whom he won the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest.[2]

High school career[edit]

Brown played her freshman season at Dr. Phillips in Orlando, Florida, where she helped the team achieve its first-ever undefeated regular season. After transferring to North Gwinnett in Suwanee, Georgia, she led her team to the state semifinals her junior year and the Class 5-A state championship game her senior year.[3] Brown's high school career also featured stints with the A.O.T. AAU team and an appearance in the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game.

College career[edit]

Brown elected to play college basketball at the University of Maryland. Her freshman year, she helped lead the team to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, earning her the nickname "Big Shot Brown,"[4] and was named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team and ACC All-Academic Team. During a breakout sophomore campaign, she averaged 13.3 points per game[5] and received many accolades, including All-Big Ten First Team, All-Big Ten Defensive Team, Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Academic All-Big Ten, and AP Third Team All-American.[6] Maryland again reached the Final Four, losing to the eventual champion UConn Huskies.

Wanting to be closer to home, Brown decided to transfer to Duke University following her sophomore year.[7] After sitting out a season due to the NCAA's transfer rules, she worked her way into the starting lineup and helped the Blue Devils get back into the national spotlight.[8] As a junior, Brown set an ACC record by draining 56 consecutive free throws and was named ACC Player of the Week on January 23, 2017.[9]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 Maryland 34 345 42.7 36.7 77.4 1.9 4.3 1.4 0.2 10.1
2014-15 Maryland 36 480 41.4 34.5 83.0 3.3 4.5 2.2 0.0 13.3
Career Maryland 70 825 42.0 35.4 81.0 2.6 4.4 1.8 0.1 11.8
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016-17 Duke 24 430 48.4 39.9 92.2 3.2 3.3 2.9 0.0 17.9
Career Duke 24 430 48.4 39.9 92.2 3.2 3.3 2.9 0.0 17.9

Professional career[edit]

Connecticut Sun 2018[edit]

Brown was drafted by the Connecticut Sun as the 9th overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft. Brown made her debut on the 20th of May against Las Vegas Aces scoring 5 points in 10 minutes of playing time. She played in 22 games in her rookie season, averaging 1.7 points in 5.6 minutes per game.

After the end of the 2018 WNBA season, Brown signed with CMB CARGO UNI GYOR in Hungary's top woman’s basketball league.

Minnesota Lynx 2019[edit]

After the 2019 WNBA draft, the Minnesota Lynx traded 18th pick Natisha Hiedeman to the Connecticut Sun in order to obtain Brown.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lexie Brown Bio". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. ^ Wang, Gene (14 February 2014). "Terps' Lexie Brown escapes shadow of her father, NBA slam dunk legend Dee Brown". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  3. ^ Putnam, Bob (4 April 2015). "Lexie Brown drives Maryland's offense". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  4. ^ Baillargeon, Ryan (24 March 2015). "Maryland women's basketball guard Lexie Brown learns lessons from NBA dad Dee Brown". The Diamondback. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Lexie Brown bio". Maryland Terrapins Athletics. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  7. ^ Wang, Gene (15 June 2015). "Ex-Terps point guard Lexie Brown tranferring to Duke". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  8. ^ Hays, Graham (27 January 2017). "Lexie Brown's fresh start in Durham reinvigorates Duke, her passion for the game". ESPN. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Brown Named ACC Player of the Week". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Lynx bring in Shepard, Dillard, Bell, trade for Brown". Fox Sports. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

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