Sterling Damarco Brown is an American basketball player currently associated with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA or National Basketball Association. He played NCAA college basketball between 2013 to 2017 for his college Southern Methodist University (SMU), where as a senior, he was honored by second-team all-conference honors in the AAC or American African Conference. After that, he was drafted 46th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft.
His father, Chris Brown, was a police officer in the Chicago Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years in Maywood, Illinois. Sterling Brown played under the supervision of coach Donnie Boyce and led the Pirates to a state runner-up spot in 2012 and another semi-final appearance in 2013.
Brown never gave up despite facing several challenges both on and off the court. He scored 13.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in senior season and led the Mustangs to a 30-5 record with Semi Ojeleye. He finished his Mustang career as the school's all-time leader. After that, Brown appeared in the NABC College All-Star game and raised his profile to become a potential second-round prospect for the NBA draft in 2017, where he was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers. But on June 6, 2017, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks with cash considerations.
His NBA debut was against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 20, 2017, where he recorded three points in six minutes in his second game of the season for the team. Later, he was assigned to the Wisconsin Herd on November 3, 2018, where he scored 22 points on 10-of-17 from the field in his first game of the 2018-19 season. Then, he scored 15 points on March 7 against the Houston Rockets, which was a season-high.
Other than being a professional basketball player, Sterling Brown is also an active civil rights activist.
Sterling Brown (February 10, 1995) was born in Maywood, Illinois, in an African-American family and was named "Sterling" to pay homage to the great NFL player Sterling Sharpe. His older brother Shannon Brown is also a basketball player, currently playing with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA G League.
High school and college career
Brown's basketball career started at the Provision East School under his coach Donnie Boyce. In 2012, Pirates went up to a state runner-up finish under his leadership and appeared in the state semi-final the following year.
After completing his graduation, he went to Southern Methodist University with coach Larry Brown over Xavier, Miami, and Tennessee.
As a senior, he made 13.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He led the Mustangs to a 30-5 record, regular seasons, and Tournament American Athletic Conference Championship. He was named second-team all-conference at the end of the season. He finishes his college career as the school's all-time winner.
He was selected in the second round and picked 46th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. His draft rights were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for $1.3 million cash. His professional debut was against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in which he recorded three points in six minutes in the second game of the season.
He was drafted to the Wisconsin Herd in the G- League on November 16, 2017. Similarly, he was assigned to Herd and was recalled the next day on December 1.
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|Born||February 10, 1995(age 26) Maywood, Illinois|
|Listed height ||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) |
|Listed weight||219 lb (99 kg)|
|High school||Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)|
|College||SMU (2013–2017) (FL)|
|NBA Draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|