Lexie Brown

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Lexie Brown
Lexi Brown 2 (cropped).jpg
Brown in 2019
No. 4 – Minnesota Lynx
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-10-27) October 27, 1994 (age 26)
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
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
  • 3× Third-Team All-American – AP (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • 2× First-Team All – ACC Team (2017, 2018)
  • ACC All-Defensive Team (2017, 2018)
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • McDonald's All-American (2013)

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 by the Connecticut Sun in the 2018 WNBA Draft. She was traded to the Lynx a year later. 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]

Professional Career[edit]

Connecticut Sun[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[edit]

After the 2019 WNBA draft, the Minnesota Lynx traded 18th pick Natisha Hiedeman to the Connecticut Sun in order to obtain Brown.[10] Brown played a main role off the bench, as one of the main bench scorers. She scored a career-high 21 points on June 8th, when the Lynx played the Los Angeles Sparks. She hit a season-high 5 3-pointers in that game, which she also tied two other times that year - July 24th vs. the Washington Mystics and August 20th vs. the Sparks

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

WNBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2018 Connecticut Sun 22 0 5.6 .273 .310 .571 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.4 1.7
2019 Minnesota Lynx 33 0 18.3 .402 .385 .789 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.0 1.2 7.6
2020 Minnesota Lynx 17 13 22.0 .342 .269 .792 1.9 2.4 1.8 0.0 1.4 6.4
Career 3 years, 2 teams 55 0 13.3 .379 .372 .756 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.0 0.9 5.2

College[edit]

Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Maryland (Big Ten Conference)
2013–14 Maryland 34 345 .427 .367 .774 1.9 4.3 1.4 0.2 10.1
2014–15 Maryland 36 480 .414 .345 .830 3.3 4.5 2.2 0.0 13.3
  70 825 .420 .354 .810 2.6 4.4 1.8 0.1 11.8
Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
2016–17 Duke 34 622 .488 .399 .928 3.7 3.9 2.8 0.0 18.3
2017–18 Duke 33 641 .463 .371 .828 4.4 4.4 3.7 0.2 19.4
  67 1,263 .475 .385 .875 4.0 4.1 3.3 0.1 18.9
Career 137 2,088 .447 .369 .841 3.3 4.3 2.5 0.1 15.2

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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