By By Eric Mullin | NBC Sports Philadelphia
Troy Brown Jr.
Set to turn 19 years old in July, Troy Brown Jr. is one of the youngest prospects in this year’s draft.
Brown, 6-7, played point guard in high school but at Oregon the five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American was utilized more as a two-way Swiss Army knife than a ball-dominant guard.
As a freshman, Brown averaged 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31.2 minutes per game. He played across all three positions on the perimeter for the Ducks, so while he wasn’t their full-time point guard he initiated the offense at times. He was also a versatile defender who averaged 1.6 steals per game.
But of course, there’s a reason this kind of all-around talent like Brown at his age isn’t being talked about as a consensus high pick; his shot. He connected on just 29.1 percent of his 110 three-point attempts and his jumper's release is slow.
Brown’s background as a point guard really shines through in his game. He throws passes that your typical 6-7 wing just doesn’t make and delivers them with speed and accuracy. He’s also comfortable with the ball in his hands; whether that’s grabbing a defensive rebound and pushing it in transition, operating a pick-and-roll or bringing the ball...