Lorenzo Brown signed for Maccabi in the summer of 2022 as one of the top point guards in Europe, having been the second best assist provider in the EuroLeague the previous season. He is a tall guard who doesn’t shy away from contact. Brown is an agile player who can pose a threat from any range. He is also considered an excellent defender, capable of stealing the ball at a high rate. Lorenzo is a good performer under pressure, while being able to spot the open man and deliver high quality passes.
Lorenzo Brown was born in Roswell, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, on August 26, 1990. He made his mark as a teenager, collecting accolades at the high school level. Brown attended a military academy in Virginia, before embarking in 2010 on a 3-year college career with North Carolina State. He led the Wolfpack to two consecutive NCAA Tournament births, and was selected 52nd by Minnesota in the 2013 NBA Draft.
In the NBA, Lorenzo bounced around between the Timberwolves, 76ers, Suns and Raptors, and also had stints in the G-League. He amassed 103 games in the NBA regular season and 4 in the playoffs with Toronto, and was named the 2018 G-League MVP.
In 2016, Brown moved to China, starring for the Golden Bulls with 24 points, 7.5 boards, 5.5 dimes and 2.7 steals per game. He continued to excel in China until 2019, when he decided to take his talents to Europe.
First, Lorenzo Brown signed for Crvena Zvezda for his debut EuroLeague season, that was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then, in 2020, he moved to Fenerbahce and contributed 9.5 points, 3.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the Turkish team. The next summer, it was Kazan who put their hands on the point guard.
Brown became the focal point in the fantastic team basketball the Russians played under Velimir Perasovic. He started 23 out of 24 EuroLeague games, and served as the floor general and main star of the team. In Kazan’s visit to Tel Aviv, Brown delivered 26 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds en route to 30 PIR.