Gilbert Brown

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Gilbert Brown: 6'6"/215 lbs. pos 2/3 (shooting guard/small forward)

Bio: Gilbert Brown is an explosive wing player who was counted upon for a leadership role on a Pittsburgh team that went 28-6 and won the Big East Championship in 2011. A smart player who improved every year, Brown has contributed athleticism, rebounding, relentless defense, solid shooting and streaky scoring. Brown has the ability to take over a game with his athleticism and offensive aggressiveness. He provides spectacular highlights when he takes it strong to the basket and elevates to the rim.

Gilbert possesses prototypical size, length and athleticism for his position. An outstanding defensive player, the 6-6 Brown can defend multiple positions and uses his length and athleticism to frustrate opposing offensive players. His outstanding defensive prowess allows him to impact any game, and his ability to take over a game with his defense and athleticism was never more evident than in some of Pitt's biggest games of the year, including a late-season matchup against Louisville (20 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL) and in the NCAA Tournament against Butler (24 PTS, 4-5 3pt, 4 REB, 3 AST).

In addition to his defensive and athletic abilities, Brown has developed into a reliable inside-outside scoring threat, finishing many of Pitt's fast-breaks with rim-rattling dunks and shooting 40% from behind-the-arc his junior and senior seasons. This versatility allowed Gilbert to thrive on a team where there weren't always enough shots to go around.

Career Highs: Points: 28 (Maryland-Eastern Shore, 12/18/2010), Rebounds: 9 (UNC-Ashville, 3/17/2011), Assists: 7 (Duquesne, 12/1/2010), Steals: 3 (Vermont, 12/6/08), Blocks: 3 (Villanova, 1/6/08)

Career Stats:

SEASON TEAM MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK FG% FT% 3PT%
2007-08 PITT 22.0 6.5 3.1 1.5 0.9 1.73 0.7 0.3 .467 .750 .244
2008-09 PITT 19.4 5.4 3.1 1.3 1.1 1.20 0.5 0.3 .434 .698 .282
2009-10 PITT 23.7 10.7 3.2 1.8 1.6 1.17 0.5 0.2 .497 .714 .396
2010-11 PITT 28.0 11.3 4.4 2.7 1.8 1.51 0.4 0.3 .458 .789 .413

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Gilbert Brown Video Links:
Pitt vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 12/18/2010 (Gilbert is #5 in white):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/20/?secreturl=103711295

Pitt vs. Providence 1/4/2011 (Gilbert is #5 in blue):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/19/?secreturl=66202581

Pitt vs. Louisville - 2/19/2011 - (Gilbert is #5 in blue):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/22/?secreturl=97494995

Pitt vs. Butler - 3/19/2011 (Gilbert is #5 in white):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/21/?secreturl=29500208