MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State guard Barry Brown, Jr., has joined the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League Team, which plays in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League from July 5-15 at the Cox Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brown will meet a familiar face in the first of Minnesota’s four preliminary round games on Friday, July 5, as the Timberwolves will play the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with former teammate Dean Wade, at 4 p.m., CT at Cox Pavilion on NBA TV. Wade enjoyed an impressive debut in his pro debut with the Cavaliers at the Salt Lake City Summer League on Monday night, posting 14 points on 6-of-13 field goals to go with 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and 1 block in 28 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Timberwolves will follow with contests against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, July 7 at 4:30 p.m., CT at the Thomas and Mack Center on ESPN2, the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m., CT at Cox Pavilion on ESPNU and the Miami Heat on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m., CT at Cox Pavilion on NBA TV.
After the preliminary round, all 30 NBA teams, along with the Chinese and Croatian National Teams for the first time, will be seeded in a tournament that leads to the Championship Game on July 15. Each team will play at least five games in Las Vegas.
Brown, who will wear No. 15, will be joined on the 15-man summer league roster by 2018 NBA Draft picks Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech) and Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State) as well as 2019 second-round pick Jaylen Nowell (Washington). Other notable rookies on the squad include Canyon Barry (Florida), Tyus Battle (Syracuse), Jordan McLaughlin (USC), Jordan Murphy (Minnesota), Brandon Randolph (Arizona) and Naz Reid(LSU).
Head coach Ryan Saunders will guide the team during its play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.
The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection, Brown led the Wildcats in nearly every statistical category in 2018-19, including scoring (14.6 ppg.), double-digit scoring games (28), 20-point games (seven), field goals made (184) and attempted (425), free throws made (88) and attempted (124) and steals (65). He connected on 43.3 percent (184-of-425) from the field, including 29.8 percent (42-of-141) from 3-point range, and shot 71 percent (88-of-124) from the free throw line.
Brown left K-State in the Top 10 in 13 career categories, including first in games played (139), consecutive games played (139) and steals (254), second in minutes played (4,472), third in field goals attempted (1,519), fourth in double-digit scoring games (91) and field goals made (633) and fifth in scoring (1,781).
In his 139-game career, Brown averaged 12.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting (633-of-1519), including 31.9 percent (173-of-542) from 3-point range, with 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.2 minutes per game.
Brown was part of a senior class that posted an 88-51 (.633) overall record, advanced to three NCAA Tournaments and won a share of the 2018-19 Big 12 regular season title.
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