Greg Brown III

American basketball player (born 2001)
Greg Brown III
Brown in 2021
No. 13 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionPower forward / small forward
Personal information
Born (2001-09-01) September 1, 2001 (age 22)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolVandegrift (Austin, Texas)
CollegeTexas (2020–2021)
NBA draft2021: 2nd round, 43rd overall pick
Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–2023Portland Trail Blazers
2022–2023→Ontario Clippers
2023Ontario Clippers
2023–presentDallas Mavericks
2023–present→Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards
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Gregory James Brown III (born September 1, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns.

Early life and high school career

Brown grew up playing basketball under the guidance of his uncle, Roderick Anderson, a former professional basketball player.[1] Brown attended Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas, where he was a four-year varsity basketball starter, in addition to competing in varsity track and field in the high jump. As a freshman, he recorded his first triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and a school-record 18 blocks in a win over Hutto High School.[2] In his freshman season, Brown averaged 17.2 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game, earning All-Central Texas Newcomer of the Year honors from the Austin American-Statesman.[3]

As a sophomore, Brown averaged 27.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game en route to District 25-6A offensive most valuable player (MVP) accolades. He led the district in scoring and rebounding.[4] In his junior season, Brown averaged 30.1 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game. He missed 14 games early in the season with a dislocated finger. Brown was named to the All-Central Texas first team for his third straight year.[5] As a senior, he averaged 26.1 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game, collecting District 13-6A MVP, Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and Austin American-Statesman All-Central Texas Player of the Year honors. Brown led Vandegrift to a program-best 33–3 record and its first district title. He was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7][8][9]


Brown drew the attention of major college basketball programs before high school.[1] In his freshman year, he emerged as one of the best players in the 2020 class and held basketball offers from several schools, including Kansas and Texas.[3] By the end of his high school career, Brown was a consensus five-star recruit and a top-10 player in the 2020 class, according to major recruiting services. He trimmed his offers to Auburn, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan or Texas, or opt to instead play professionally.[10] On April 24, 2020, he announced his commitment to Texas over Auburn, Memphis, Michigan, Kentucky and a $300,000 offer from the G League.[11]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Greg Brown
Austin, TX Vandegrift (TX) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Apr 24, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 10  247Sports: 11  ESPN: 9
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Texas 2020 Basketball Commitments". Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  • "2020 Texas Longhorns Recruiting Class". Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  • "2020 Team Ranking". Retrieved September 11, 2020.

College career

In his college debut on November 25, 2020, Brown recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 91–55 win against Texas–Rio Grande Valley.[12] On December 20, he posted a career-high 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in a 77–74 win over Oklahoma State.[13] As a freshman, Brown averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He earned All-Big 12 honorable mention and was an All-Freshman Team and All-Newcomer Team selection. On May 13, 2021, Brown declared for the 2021 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.[14]

Professional career

Portland Trail Blazers (2021–2023)

Brown was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft with the 43rd pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. He was then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers[15] for a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations.[16] Brown joined the Trail Blazers for the 2021 NBA Summer League.[17] On August 12, 2021, he signed a 3-year, $4.3 million rookie scale contract with the Trail Blazers.[18][19] On October 23, Brown made his NBA debut, logging four points and three rebounds in a 134–105 blowout win over the Phoenix Suns.[20] On February 8, 2022, he scored a season-high 15 points, along with eight rebounds, in a 95–113 loss to the Orlando Magic.[21] On March 23, in a 96–133 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Brown grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds, along with seven points and two blocks.[22]

On February 9, 2023, Brown was waived by the Blazers.[23]

Ontario Clippers (2023)

On March 2, 2023, Brown was acquired by the Ontario Clippers.[24]

Dallas Mavericks (2023–present)

On August 14, 2023, Brown signed with the Dallas Mavericks[25] and on October 21, his deal was converted into a two-way contract.[26]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2021–22 Portland 48 6 13.3 .426 .311 .677 2.8 .7 .5 .5 4.7
2022–23 Portland 16 0 5.8 .393 .143 .417 1.2 .2 .3 .3 1.8
2023–24 Dallas 6 0 6.6 .455 .333 .444 1.5 .7 .0 .7 2.5
Career 70 6 11.0 .424 .296 .616 2.3 .6 .4 .5 3.8


2020–21 Texas 26 24 20.6 .420 .330 .708 6.2 .4 .6 1.0 9.3

Personal life

Brown's father, Greg Brown II, played college football as a safety for Texas before playing in the NFL Europe and the practice squad of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.[27] Brown's uncle, Roderick Anderson, played college basketball as a point guard for Texas before playing professionally overseas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Clynch, Shawn (August 17, 2016). "A U.T. basketball great mentoring a rising star". KVUE. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Riggs, Randy (January 11, 2017). "Vandegrift freshman Brown III soaring to statistical heights". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Field, Carson (October 20, 2017). "Brown looks to shine in second season at Vandegrift". Four Points News. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Wells, Justin (March 15, 2018). "One-on-One with 5-star Greg Brown III". Inside Texas. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Bils, Chris (March 28, 2019). "'Highlight reel' Greg Brown III happy to carry a heavy load for Vandegrift". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Jordan, Jason (March 12, 2019). "McDonald's All American Game Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Concerns". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Jones, Thomas (March 30, 2020). "Greg Brown III leads honors in District 13-6A boys basketball". Alice Echo-News Journal. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Hamilton, Brian (April 13, 2020). "Greg Brown could remain Austin's hometown hero, but the top recruit has options". The Athletic. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Jones, Thomas (April 9, 2020). "All-Central Texas boys basketball team: Vandegrift star Greg Brown III adds to honors". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Howe, Jeff (April 16, 2020). "Going pro an option for five-star Texas target Greg Brown". 247Sports. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  11. ^ Spears, Marc J. (April 24, 2020). "All-American Greg Brown III commits to play for the Texas Longhorns". ESPN. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "No. 19 Texas opens with 91–55 win over Rio Grande Valley". ESPN. Associated Press. November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Davis, Brian (December 20, 2020). "Texas 77, Oklahoma State 74: Greg Brown's season starting to take full flight". Hookem. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  14. ^ Conway, Tyler (May 13, 2021). "Texas' Greg Brown Declares for 2021 NBA Draft, Signs with Agent". Bleacher Report. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Yohannes, Aron (July 29, 2021). "Portland Trail Blazers make trade, select Greg Brown from Texas: 3 things to know". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  16. ^ "Trail Blazers acquire draft rights to Greg Brown III". National Basketball Association. July 29, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  17. ^ "Trail Blazers Announce 2021 NBA Summer League Roster". National Basketball Association. August 3, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  18. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Greg Brown III". National Basketball Association. August 12, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  19. ^ "Trail Blazers sign 2nd-round rookie Greg Brown III using the TMLE". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2022.[dead link]
  20. ^ Gundersen, Erik García (October 24, 2021). "Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Oct 23, 2021 Game Summary". National Basketball Association. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  21. ^ "Magic down Blazers 113-95 after Portland deals away McCollum". ESPN. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  22. ^ "Murray has 28 points, Spurs rout Trail Blazers 133-96". ESPN. March 24, 2022. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  23. ^ Deckard, Dave (February 9, 2023). "Trail Blazers Waive Greg Brown III". Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  24. ^ Maher, Rory (March 2, 2023). "Greg Brown Signs With Ontario Clippers". Retrieved March 2, 2023.
  25. ^ Sefko, Eddie (August 14, 2023). "Mavericks sign three, including Fall Classic alumnus". Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  26. ^ Mavs PR [@MavsPR] (October 21, 2023). "The Dallas Mavericks have converted Dexter Dennis and Greg Brown III to Two-Way contracts. Dennis will wear #17. Brown III will wear #13" (Tweet). Retrieved October 24, 2023 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ "Former Longhorn Greg Brown signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers". University of Texas Athletics. July 16, 2003. Retrieved April 22, 2020.

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