Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 42
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 43 by the New Orleans Pelicans
(Rights traded to the Portland Trail Blazers)
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Very good rebounder
Fairly good shot blocker
Needs to improve his outside shot
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can play too wildly on offense
Quite raw offensively
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games
Has had a disappointing freshman season
Greg Brown is a very athletic, energetic combo forward that excels at making plays on both ends of the floor. He is a rangy defender that can make numerous plays on the ball, and he can rack up rebounds, steals, and blocks for his team. He also is a versatile scorer that can both knock down outside shots and also finish plays above the rim.
He will need to make more long-range jumpers consistently and improve his playmaking skills, and it is especially concerning that he rarely ever gets assists in games. He is also far too turnover prone on offense. Still, Brown is a talented player that could be a first round pick in 2021. On the other hand, he has not been nearly the dynamic offensive player as advertised, and his struggles to pass, handle the ball, and tendency to pick up quick fouls could mean that he could slip further than expected on draft day.
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