|Bruce Brown Jr. Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 15, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Bruce Brown Jr. is an American professional basketball player who has represented the Detroit Pistons (2018-2020), the Brooklyn Nets (2020-2022), and the Denver Nuggets (2022-2023) as a power forward/small forward/shooting guard/point guard, in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He was selected 42nd overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft. Bruce won his first NBA Championship in 2023 – with the Denver Nuggets. On June 21, 2023, less than 10 days after that title triumph, he declined his USD 7.77 million player option to become a free agent.
Bruce Brown Jr.
Brucey B, Lil’ Brown, Cowboy Bruce, Biggie Smalls
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Bruce had attended Wakefield Memorial High School, a public school located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. For his high school junior year, he took a transfer to the Vermont Academy (VA), a private, coeducational, college preparatory, boarding & day school in Saxtons River, Vermont, United States.
After his high school graduation, he joined The University of Miami, a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. There, between 2016 and 2018, he represented the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team. After the 2017-18 season, Bruce declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, thus foregoing the rest of his collegiate eligibility.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Bruce Brown
- Mother – Roberta Brown
- Others – Jalen Adams (Cousin) (Professional Basketball Player)
Power Forward, Small Forward, Shooting Guard, Point Guard
- 11 – Miami Hurricanes
- 6 – Detroit Pistons
- 1 – Brooklyn Nets
- 11 – Denver Nuggets
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
92 kg or 203 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, afro hair
- Sports a rugged beard
- Cheerful smile
- Has a tattoo on his left forearm
Bruce Brown Jr. Facts
- Bruce played both basketball and American football during his time at Wakefield Memorial High School. For his junior high school season, he took a transfer to the Vermont Academy, a private, college preparatory school.
- In his senior year, he led the school to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (the governing body for sports in most preparatory schools and leagues in New England (a region comprising 6 states in the Northeastern United States – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) as well as some preparatory schools and leagues in states like Indiana, New Jersey, New York, and Ontario) Class AA title. Bruce was also named the tournament’s ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player).
- In recognition of his high school senior year performances, he was selected to play in the 2016 edition of the Jordan Brand Classic, a high school all-star basketball game played annually in April. It features the best and most highly recruited high school boys in their senior year. The game is named after its chief organizer – Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc. (an American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand) that was named after basketball legend Michael Jordan.
- In Game 4 of the 2023 edition of the NBA Finals (the annual championship series of the NBA), against the Miami Heat, Bruce recorded 21 points to help the Denver Nuggets win by a 108-95 margin – a 3-1 lead overall in the best-of-7 series.
- In Game 5, he scored the winning points with just about 90 seconds left. The 94-89 win meant that the Denver Nuggets had clinched the 2023 NBA Finals by a 4-1 margin – the franchise’s first NBA Championship ever, after having spent 47 seasons in the league.
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