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A fifth-year senior, Gilbert Brown is an athletically gifted and talented small forward who will be counted upon for a leadership role in his final season at Pitt. A smart player who is a student of the game, Brown has contributed athleticism, rebounding, relentless defense, solid shooting and streaky scoring. Brown has the ability to take over a game with his athleticism and offensive aggressiveness. He provides spectacular highlights when he takes it strong to the basket and elevates to the rim. In each of the last two seasons, Brown has served as Pitt's sixth man and provided a key scoring presence off the bench. He first emerged as a redshirt freshman when he stepped in to start 15 games following an injury to a starter. Referred to as the "most athletic perimeter player in America," coming out of prep school, Brown is a tremendous leaper who owns an impressive mid-range game. Brown is primed for a breakout season.
Redshirt senior...Concluded career ranked No. 38 in career scoring with 1,046 points...Concluded career ranked No. 10 in school history with 129 career games played...Played in 12 career NCAA Tournament games, the most of any player on 2010-11 Pitt's roster (9.4 ppg.)...Reached double figure scoring in 48 career games...Became the 40th player in school history to score over 1,000 career points on March 5, 2011...Earned medical hardship for 2006-07 season after suffering several injuries.
Started all 34 games at small forward...Scored over 20 points three times on the year and in six career games...Reached double figure scoring in 20 games on year...Invited to compete in the ESPN Slam Dunk contest. Advanced to the Final Round...Honored with the Team Captain Award at team banquet... Averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in Pitt's two NCAA Tournament games (5-10 3FG)...Registered a game-high 24 points (8-11 FG, 4-5 3FG) vs. Butler, 3/19...Surpassed 1,000 career points on a key second half 3-pointer vs. Villanova, 3/5...Recorded a game-high 20 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3FG) in a career-high 41 minutes at Louisville, 2/27... Hit 3-4 3-pointers, scored 11 points, all in the first half vs. West Virginia, 2/24...Posted a team-high 13 points (6-6 FT) and grabbed six rebounds vs. Notre Dame, 1/24...Scored a game-high 17 points (6-12 FG), hit two 3-pointers and grabbed four offensive rebounds at DePaul, 1/22...Registered 12 points (5-8 FG), seven rebounds and four assists vs. Syracuse, 1/17...Tallied 14 points (2-3 3FG, 6-6 FT) and seven rebounds vs. Marquette, 1/10...Led the team with 19 points, including 17 in the first half alone, and hit a career-high five 3-pointers (7-8 FG, 5-6 3FG) at Providence, 1/4...Named Big East Player of the Week on Dec. 20, 2010 after he scored a career-high 28 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore...Tallied a career-high 28 points, hit a career-high 11-13 field goals and hit a career-high 4-5 3-pointers vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 12/18. The 28 points were the most scored by a Pitt player since Sam Young scored 32 vs. Oklahoma State on 3/22/09...Recorded 15 points (5-10 FG) vs. Tennessee, 12/11.
Played in each of the last 23 contests after missing the season's first 11 games due to an academic suspension...Ranked third on squad in scoring (10.7 ppg.) and free throw percentage (71.4) and also averaged 3.2 rebounds and 23.7 minutes per game...Scored 20-plus points three times and reached double figure scoring in 12 games on year...Presented with the Coaches' Award at team banquet...Scored 14 points (5-9 FG) and hit a career-high tying three 3-pointers in NCAA Tournament Second Round vs. Xavier, 3/21...Scored 17 points (6-11 FG) in NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oakland, 3/19...Finished with 19 points, hit a career-high tying 3-4 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds vs. Rutgers, 3/6...Scored 13 points (4-6 FG) and dished out five assists at St. John's, 2/27...Scored 16 points vs. Villanova, 2/21...Finished with 16 points (5-8 FG) including a key drive and dunk in the second overtime in a career-high 38 minutes vs. West Virginia, 2/12...Scored a game-high 23 points, set or tied career-highs for field goals made (9), field goal attempts (14) and 3-point field goals made (2) in 28 minutes vs. Seton Hall, 2/6...Set or tied career-highs for points (25) and field goals made-attempts (9-13) at USF, 1/31...Finished with nine points, set or tied a career-highs for rebounds (8), defensive rebounds (7), assists (5), free throws made (7) and free throw attempts (10) vs. St. John's, 1/28...Finished with 20 points (8-9 FG) in 30 minutes and grabbed four rebounds vs. Georgetown, 1/20...Scored 11 points including nine in the first half in 26 minutes at Connecticut, 1/13...Scored 17 points (13 in the second half) and poured in seven straight points midway through the second half including a spectacular baseline drive and dunk in 27 minutes at Cincinnati, 1/4...Made his season debut with an 11-point (4-4 FG), 2-2 3-pointer performance in 18 minutes vs. Ohio, 12/22...Became eligible to practice on Dec. 20 and eligible to play in the Ohio game (Dec. 22)...Missed the season's first 11 games due to academic suspension through the first semester.
Played in 32 games off the bench...Missed the season's first four games due to a stress fracture in his left foot...Reached double-figure scoring in five games on season...Earned team's Academic Excellence Award at team banquet...Scored eight points in 21 minutes of NCAA Tournament Regional Final vs. Villanova, 3/28...Finished with 11 points (5-8 FG) including a key 3-pointer in a season-high 30 minutes vs. Marquette, 3/4...Scored 12 points and shot 80 percent (4-5) from the floor vs. Cincinnati, 2/14...Scored 11 points (4-8 FG) with four rebounds at Rutgers, 12/31...Finished with 13 points (5-9 FG), hit 2-4 3-pointers and dished out four assists vs. UMBC, 12/13...Scored 10 points (4-6 FG) with eight rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes vs. Texas Tech, 11/28...Saw first action of the season vs. Belmont, 11/25.
Played in all 37 games with 15 starts...Earned the Coaches Award at team banquet for outstanding attitude...Averaged 6.5 points (242 total) and 3.1 rebounds (113 total) on year...Reached double figure scoring in 11 games on season...Finished with 12 points (6-10 FG) and grabbed three rebounds in NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oral Roberts, 3/20...Averaged 7.0 points (11-18 FG) and 3.3 rebounds per game in Pitt's four Big East Championship games...Scored 12 points (4-5 FG), hit 2-2 3-pointers and grabbed three offensive rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench in Big East Championship vs. Georgetown, 3/15...Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in BEC Quarterfinal vs. Louisville, 3/13...Scored 13 points (6-8 FG) with five rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench vs. DePaul, 3/9...Hit key 3-pointer, converted 4-7 FG, hit 2-3 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and scored 12 points in 21 minutes at Syracuse, 3/1...Scored eight points (3-6 FG) with five rebounds in 30 minutes at Notre Dame, 2/21...Registered 10 points (3-7 FG) in a career-high 35 minutes at Connecticut, 2/2...Scored nine points (3-3 FG) with four rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Villanova, 1/30...Finished with a career-high 16 points (6-11 FG) and hit two 3-pointers vs. Rutgers, 1/26...Scored eight points (4-4 FT) with four rebounds in 32 minutes at Cincinnati, 1/19...Scored 10 points (4-7 FG), converted 2-4 3-pointers and finished with a career-high tying four assists at South Florida, 1/9...Finished with 10 points (3-5 FG), hit 3-4 free throws with four rebounds and career-highs for blocked shots (3) and minutes played (33) at Villanova, 1/6...Scored in double figures for the third time on season with 10 points (2-4 3FG) in 24 minutes vs. Lafayette, 1/2...Made first career start and played a career-high 26 minutes at Dayton, 12/29...Finished with a then career-high seven rebounds in a then career-high 23 minutes vs. Duke, 12/20...Finished with 10 points (3-6 FG), hit 4-4 free throws and finished with four assists in 20 minutes vs. Buffalo, 11/23...Scored a then career-high 12 points (4-4 FG), hit 2-2 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench vs. Mississippi Valley State, 11/15...Grabbed a then career-high four rebounds vs. Houston Baptist, 11/9.
Earned a medical redshirt after suffering several injuries and illness on the year...Saw action in three games and 13 minutes on season (Florida State, Duquesne and Dayton)...Played six minutes vs. Florida State, 11/24...Scored first career field goal vs. Dayton, 12/23.
A 2006 graduate of South Kent Prep in South Kent, Conn. where he was coached by Raphael Chillious...Named a Top-100 McDonalds All-America finalist as a senior...Concluded his three-year career as South Kent Prep's all-time leading scorer with 1,157 points...Averaged 24.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game after leading South Kent to a 17-17 record as a senior...Served as team captain as a senior...Named a preseason McDonalds All-American candidate...Averaged 17.0 points, six rebounds and three assists per game after guiding South Kent to a 32-9 record and No. 4 national ranking as a junior...Helped lead team to the New England Prep School Athletic Council finals in 2004-05 where it dropped the championship game to Bridgton Academy (Mass.)...Scored a career-high 28 points vs. New Hampton...Attended West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md. as a freshman...Selected a consensus top-100 recruit by the national recruiting services...Ranked the No. 62 recruit nationally by Scout.com...Rated as the nation's No. 66 recruit and No. 14 shooting guard nationally by Rivals.com...Rated the nation's No. 93 recruit by USA Today...Ranked as the No. 10 fifth-year recruit nationally by Hoopscoop...Rated the nation's No. 19 shooting guard by Scout.com...Invited to play in the 2005 All-America Camp and was selected to the camp's All-Star team...Played in the New Jersey All-Stars, Baltimore Bombers and Delaware Sharp Shooters AAU programs...Named a camp All-Star at the Five-Star Basketball Camp in Honesdale, Pa....Had an impressive performance at the Peach Jam Classic during the summer of 2005 in Atlanta, Ga.
Born Gilbert Dawson Brown, Jr. on September 5, 1987 in Harrisburg, Pa....Son of Gilbert and Camilla Brown of Harrisburg, Pa....Has an older brother, Warren Brown (23)...Relative Troy Drayton played basketball at Penn State...Played on same South Kent team as NBA Draft picks Andray Blatche and Dorell Wright, along with NCAA Division I recruits Mike Evanovich (Iowa State) and A.J. Hawkins (St. Bonaventure)...Favorite food is Chinese...Best friend on another collegiate team is Rob Thomas (St. John's)...Hobbies and interests include bowling, singing and cooking...Chose Pitt because of its blend of academics and athletics, its city school atmosphere and proximity to his home in Harrisburg...Owns a 38-inch vertical leap...Switched to jersey No. 5 after wearing No. 11 as both a freshman and sophomore...Majors in sociology.
Points: 28, Maryland Eastern Shore, 12/18/10.
FG made: 11, Maryland Eastern Shore, 12/18/10.
FG attempts: 15, at Louisville, 2/27/11.
3FG Made: 5, at Providence, 1/4/11.
3FG attempts: 6, at Providence, 1/4/11.
FT made: 8, at Georgetown, 1/12/11.
FT attempts: 10, St. John's, 1/28/10.
Rebounds: 9, UNC Asheville, 3/17/11.
Offensive Rebs.: 5, South Florida, 2/16/11.
Defensive Rebs.: 7, two times- last, St. John's, 1/28/10.
Assists: 7, vs. Duquesne, 12/1/10.
Steals: 3, Vermont, 12/6/08.
Blocks: 3, at Villanova, 1/6/08.
Minutes: 41, at Louisville, 2/27/11.
2010-11 SEASON HIGHS
Points: 28, Maryland Eastern Shore, 12/18.
Rebounds: 9, UNC Asheville, 3/17.
Assists: 7, vs. Duquesne, 12/1.
Steals: 2, two times.
Blocks: 2, two times.
Minutes: 41, at Louisville, 2/27/11.
GILBERT BROWN FEATURE STORIES
For Brown, a time to shine, March 19, 2011, John Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Gilbert Brown: Pitt's model citizen, March 17, 2011, Eric Hall, Beaver County Times
Q&A With Gilbert Brown, Jan. 23, 2011, Jason King, Yahoo.com
Brown leads by example for Pitt, January 6, 2011, James Phillips, Harrisburg Patriot-News
Brown ready for new year, October 17, 2010, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Harrisburg native Gilbert Brown a key player for Pitt's Basketball team, April 1, 2010, James Phillips, Harrisburg Patriot-News
Gilbert Brown grabs the mic at NCAA Tournament open lockerroom, WTAE Channel 4
Brown stars as Pitt outtoughs Villanova, Feb. 22, 2010, David Jones, Harrisburg Patriot-News
Invisible Men Show Off Their Stuff, February 7, 2010, Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Panthers' Brown Hits Books, Big East, January 10, 2010, Eric Hall, Beaver County Times
Watching the Hard Part for Brown, December 24, 2009, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt's Brown Builds Big East Body, July 16, 2009, Eric Hall, Beaver County Times
Brown embraces role as Pitt's top reserve, Jan. 22, 2009, James Phillips, Harrisburg Patriot-News
Froshmores Blair and Brown throwing own Garden party, March 14, 2008, Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brown making case for extra minutes despite shoulder injury, Nov. 15, 2007, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt receives letters from Brown, Wallace, by Dave Mackall, Tribune Review
South Kent Prep (Conn.)
Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215
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