Charlie Brown Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

Charlie Brown Jr served as a one man show at St Joseph’s, putting up a stat-line of 19 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.8 BPG, and 1.8 TOPG on shooting splits of 43/36/85. Here is his full scouting report:

Name: Charlie Brown Jr

Height/Weight: 6’7/ 197

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: SG

College/ country: St Joseph’s

Tools: Shot creation, secondary playmaking, frame

Pros:

  • Great shooter with excellent form- quick to square up and can shoot from standstill or on the move
  • Plays with eyes up- pass first scorer; good vision
  • Long arms and a willing defender
  • Long strides- thrives in transition
  • High motor
  • Good effort on the offensive glass

Cons:

  • Defensive awareness comes and goes
  • Often out of stance defensively
  • Plays below the rim
  • Needs to add strength
  • Likes to shoot off the dribble too much- poor shot selection at times

Overall: Charlie Brown Jr is one of the biggest sleepers in the 2019 draft, largely in part due to St. Joseph’s poor season. However, Brown was arguably the lone bright spot throughout the season, given his production. Brown’s game is likely to translate well to the NBA thanks to his high motor, good frame, excellent shooting ability, and the ability to create and shoot off the dribble. While he isn’t a great athlete and rarely plays above the rim, he is a prototypical modern shooting guard for the NBA. On the defensive side, he often ball-watched and was out of stance defensively, but those are not uncommon to see from players on bad teams as a one-man-show in college. However, he must eliminate those habits once he gets to the NBA.

NBA Comparison: Floor: Current Jamal Crawford Ceiling: Cuttino Mobley

Projected draft range: Late 2nd round-undrafted

Fit with Mavericks:

Brown would be an excellent pickup in what would likely be an undrafted free agency acquisition or via trade into the late 2nd round. Given Brown’s high character, unique skillset, excellent length, and immediate fit, Brown could earn meaningful minutes right away in the Mavericks’ rotation. Brown can function as a spot up shooter, despite him being a more prolific scorer off the dribble in college. With his great jump shot form, he should be able to adapt well enough to be a capable spot up shooter in the NBA. If there is a coach that could reduce Brown’s athletic weaknesses, Rick Carlisle is the one. While Charlie Brown may not be as effective as Monta Ellis was in Dallas, he could be used in the same way on a smaller scale.

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