The body of an athlete packed with skills, Lorenzo Brown, is one of the prominent guards in the NBA along with other international teams he played for.
Lorenzo Dontez Brown is an American professional basketball player who played for the UNICS Kazan of the VTB United and the EuroLeague but had to leave the team in early 2022 due to a rising conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Along with his teammates, Brown was able to show and shine as a guard who is even capable of leading the group while still in the team.
Playing and winning in both national league teams and international teams has helped him gain a lot of experience.
The events have made him one of the successful players who can be proud of his achievements.
His tremendous height contributes to the defensive backboard and instant fast break threat creating a path to score in a challenging position too.
Before getting into other details, let’s read his interesting facts.
|Full Name||Lorenzo Dontez Brown|
|Birth Date||August 26, 1990|
|Known As||Lorenzo Brown|
|Birth Place||Roswell, Georgia, USA|
|University||North Carolina State University|
|Mother’s Name||Kim Brown|
|Age||31 years old|
|Weight||189 lbs (86 kg)|
|Height||198 cm (6 feet 5 inches)|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player|
|Position||Point Guard, Shooting Guard|
|NBA Draft||2013 / Round 2 / Pick 52nd overall|
|Net Worth||$1 – $5 million|
|Active Status||2013 – present|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|NBA Merch||NBA Phoenix Suns 16-Inch Plastic Street Sign Decor|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Life Before Fame
Lorenzo belongs to the African-American ethnicity. His mother’s name is Kim Brown. She was a single mother, as nothing is known about his father.
Details of his brothers are also not available. As a single mother, it was tough to feed and educate four children in a country like America.
Thus, even at an early age, Lorenzo knew about the hardships his family was going through and wanted to assist from his side as soon as possible.
And thanks to his mother and brothers, he could take his dream and passion of becoming one of the players in the NBA League.
Lorenzo Brown | Age & Body Stats
On August 26, 1990, Brown was born under the earth element zodiac sign Virgo. As of today’s date, he is 31 years old.
Lorenzo has a unique body structure with a decent height of 6’5” and a weight of 189 lbs.
There’s a saying, ” A healthy mind makes a healthy body.” Brown lives up to the saying.
He has tattoos on his left hand, from his wrist to his shoulders which makes him an undeniable charm towards the fan following he has.
Lorenzo Brown | Amateur Career
High School Career
He attended Centennial High School in his hometown Roswell, Georgia.
As a senior, he notched 20.8 points. Further, he was named a fourth-team Parade All-American with Georgia 5A player.
Graduating from Centennial at 18, Brown was already ranked among the top players ranking 36 nationally and No.7 shooting guard overall by Rivals.com.
Lorenzo played for North Carolina State University for three years. He helped the Wolfpack team appear in the NCAA tournament twice in 2012 & 2013.
Brown started all three seasons after joining the team.
As a junior, he made 12.4 points and 4.3 rebounds with 7.2 assists per game. It helped the team in reaching the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
He scored 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in his overall college career, closing the season honored with second-team All-ACC.
Nearly when college finals were coming, Brown decided to quit his college after being drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Lorenzo Brown | NBA Draft
The selection from the NBA draft is made based on the following points. Moreover, Lorenzo got selected in the NBA draft in the 2nd round and was the 52nd overall pick.
|2013 Mock – 38||Big Board – 35||Overall – 90|
Strength & Weakness
The below-mentioned points were the main discussion points on whether Brown would be able to make it to the draft pick or not.
The coaches thoroughly inspected him based on the draft points and his strengths and weaknesses.
- Has natural creativity and court vision to scan the defense plotholes.
- Seems to be walking with big strides but provides an impression of ‘gliding.’
- Helps in defenses, dangerous transitional, and can decide a shoot/pass.
- Subsequent decision-making is lacking.
- Sometimes gets out of line, collapsing the team’s defense plan.
- Slow to understand the quickly given information.
The first NBA team Brown ever played was Minnesota Timberwolves. He was the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, but only a month after the Wolves let go of Brown.
Lorenzo Brown mainly played for the Grand Rapid Drive in his career. However, as of November 2014, Timberwolves’ debut game with Bakersfield Jam, he recorded 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
Brown was named the Future All-State Team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
At the end of January 2016, he received an honor in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game, making his second straight All-Star nod.
After failing a physical with UNICS Kazan, Brown signed a contract with Zhejiang Golden Bulls to replace injured Cady Lalanne in CBA.
However, he again went back to Grand Rapids Drive towards the end of the season.
But eventually, having an experience with NBA previously helped him become the first player to sign a two-way contract with Toronto Raptors in 2017.
Later, in a game he played for Guangzhou Long-Lions, he made 17 points, two rebounds, and one steal over the Beijing Duck in a 97-93 win.
Lorenzo Brown played for the Fenerbahce Beko of the Turkish Basketball Super League for the 2020-21 season, finally signing a one-year contract with Kazan on July 23, 2021.
The club plays in the VIB United League and Euro League.
Lorenzo Brown | Awards & Achievements
Right from his high school to the NBA, Brown has managed to swipe something always under his name.
Some of Lorenzo Brown’s awards and achievements include:
- NBA G-League MVP (2018)
- First-team All NBA G League (2018)
- Two times NBA D-League All-Star (2015, 2016)
- Second team All ACC (2012)
- Third team All-ACC (2012)
- Fourth-team Parade All-American (2019)
Lorenzo Brown | Relationship Status
As the war engulfed Ukraine in 2022, Brown had to leave the country and return to the US till it calmed down.
And talking about his relationship status, this handsome man is currently single and maintains a good relationship with his previous partners.
But further details about whom he had dated over the years are still unknown to the public. So, stay tuned for additional information regarding his private life.
What about Lorenzo Brown’s Net Worth?
Playing with the NBA and various international club teams, Brown has saved himself a decent amount of money.
At the start of his rookie year, Lorenzo made cash of $490,180 in 2013. Then, he signed a three-year contract which gave him an amount of $2,190,503 with other benefits.
Well, his second-highest career earning was during the 2014-15 season when he made $365,015, while his highest earning considering his time in the NBA was $800,000.
In addition, Brown’s earned some good money and saw significant changes in his income over the years.
However, the exact net worth is debatable, but we can guess from his number of followers, brand sponsorships, and basketball career that he indeed makes good money.
Social Media Presence
Around mid-2021, Brown achieved a large number of followers. In addition, he keeps his fans fed by posting his beautiful pictures from time to time.
His Instagram has 62 posts with 675 followers as of mid-Jan 2022. We can see him enjoying himself with his friends.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Lorenzo Brown’s religion?
No exact information about his religion is discussed anywhere. He probably is a Christian or non-religious too.
What jersey does Brown wear for UNICS Kazan?
He wears a No.4 jersey while playing at a point guard position.