205 lb (93 kg)
Big South Conference
6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
| January 28, 1992 (age 23) (1992-01-28) |
Arlington Country Day School
Body of Christ Christian Academy
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
High Point Panthers men's basketball (#0 / Forward)
High Point Panthers men's basketball
Ja'Ron Brown, Javon Brown
John Brown (basketball, born 1992) Wikipedia
John Edward Brown III (born January 28, 1992) is an American basketball player for Virtus Roma of the Italian second division. He played college basketball for the High Point Panthers.
Brown attended Andrew Jackson High School and First Coast High School in his freshman and sophomore years. Brown then moved to Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Florida for his junior year. In 2009–10, he was named the Florida 1A Player of the Year after averaging 17.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, leading his team in all three categories. He was also a first team All-State and Jacksonville Times-Union All-First Coast team. Arlington finished with a 23-6 record and won the Florida Class 1A title game. In 2010–11, he played for both Body of Christ Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar, Florida.
Brown redshirted his freshman season of 2011–12. In 2012–13, he was named the Big South Freshman of the Year, as well as becoming just the second freshman ever to be named to the first team All-Big South. In 28 games, he averaged 16.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.2 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game.
On March 3, 2014, Brown was named the 2014 Big South Conference Player of the Year. On March 31st, he was named AP All-American honorable mention. In February 2015, Jay Bilas called Brown "the best dunker in college basketball". On January 14, 2016, Brown scored his 2,000th career point in a loss to Winthrop. On March 1st, 2016 Brown was named Big South Conference Player of the Year for a second time. In addition, Brown won the 2016 Big South Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player to win both awards in the same season.
After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Brown signed with the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League. On August 12, 2016, Brown signed with Virtus Roma of Italy's Serie A2.
On July 28, 2017, Brown signed with TVB Treviso Basket of Italy's Serie A2.
Brown is the son of Zarenia Dorsey, and has one older brother, Javon, and one younger brother, Ja'Ron.