Oregon Ducks Freshman Troy Brown has received an invite to the NBA Combine in May.
Last season for the Oregon Ducks, Troy Brown showed he could be an impact player at the next level. He had better performances at home inside the friendly confines of Matthew Knight Arena, but struggled on the road, especially in Pac-12 play against Arizona State and Arizona. Brown began his Oregon career early showing he can shoot from anywhere on the court.
Brown also had the ability to be the primary ball handler heading up the floor. He was a regular starter for Head Coach Dana Altman in his only season in Eugene and received a priority invite to the NBA Combine starting on May 16th. The former Oregon Freshman has been named to several mock NBA Drafts throughout the season. He is expected to be a first-round NBA Draft selection.
Troy Brown was a five-star recruit and is also the first Oregon Duck to have enough success during the regular season to be a ‘one and done’ in a Duck Uniform. Brown showed his youth at times and was part of the inconsistency that plagued the Oregon Ducks throughout the 2017-18 season. When he spoke to the media he showed a team mentality and his focus was on helping the team be better.
I spoke early in the season with Head Coach Dana Altman who simply said one thing to Brown, “Have fun while your here.” It was clear that Brown had higher expectations with even one season of College Basketball.
Brown finished his Freshman season in Eugene averaging 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 games. The NBA Combine is set for May 16th-20th in Chicago. The NBA Draft is slated for June 1st