Sunday, January 25, 2009

Maccabi announced Dee Brown

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv has signed guard Daniel (Dee) Brown (24, 1.85 meters) until the end of the current season. His jersey will be number 4. The player signed the contract on Saturday, and is expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday afternoon.

Brown, one of the fastest guards to play the game, earned the nickname “one man fast-break” while in college at the University of Illinois, where he had four excellent seasons. In his final season there, he averaged 14.2 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game.

During the summer of 2006, Brown was picked as a 46th round draft choice by the Utah Jazz.
During the 2006/07 season, Brown played in 49 games for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points and 1.7 assists in 9.2 minutes of play per game. Last season, Brown was a star with the Turkish league team, Galatasaray, where he averaged 12.5 points, 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He led the team from Istanbul to the semi-finals in the ULEB Cup with 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

Brown started this season with the NBA team the Washington Wizards, where he averaged 13.7 minutes in 17 games and contributed 2.4 points, and 1.9 assists. Later, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns, where he played in two games.

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