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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-CANADIAN " DENHAM BROWN " IS A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER WHO LAST PLAYED FOR BC MURES IN THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Denham Brown


Denham Brown
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
BornJanuary 6, 1983 (age 32)
TorontoOntario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Hill Collegiate Institute
(Toronto, Ontario)
CollegeConnecticut (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career2006–present
Career history
2006–2007Tulsa 66ers
2007Galatasaray Café Crown
2007Tisettanta Cantù
2008–2009Dakota Wizards
2009Iowa Energy
2010Marinos de Anzoátegui
2010Barangay Ginebra Kings
2010–2011Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2011Oshawa Power
2011–2012Ciclista Olímpico
2012–2013Timba Timişoara
2013–2014BC Mures
Career highlights and awards
Denham W. Brown (born January 6, 1983) is a Canadian professional basketball player who last played for BC Mures in the Romanian National League.

High school

Brown attended Bathurst Heights Secondary School in Toronto, and in his junior year he averaged 30 points per game (ppg) on the basketball team. However, he transferred to West Hill Collegiate Institute for his senior season after Bathurst closed. In 2002, his senior year, Brown was highly celebrated in the media when he scored 111 points in a basketball game againstR. H. King Academy. After Brown scored 111 points in a game he was featured in SLAM magazine; not only because of the 111 points, but also because he had committed to an elite college program at the University of Connecticut (UConn).

College

Brown was a sophomore at UConn when the Huskies won the 2004 national championship. In his senior year at UConn (2005-06 season), he averaged 10.7 points, 1.3 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. In November the Huskies beatGonzaga to win the Maui Invitational on a last-second jumper by Brown. His season-high came during a game againstVillanova in which he scored 23 points. In the regional finals of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Brown made a last-second lay-up to force overtime against George Mason, but missed a potential game-winning three pointer at the buzzer resulting in an 86-84 loss. During his tenure with the Huskies, Brown had a reputation for being a clutch performer, as well as possessing an above average handle for a wing player.

NBA

Brown was selected with the 40th pick in the 2nd round in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. After playing two preseason games with totals of eight points and five rebounds with the Sonics, he was waived by the team on October 26, 2006.[1] However, the Tulsa 66ers subsequently used the eighth overall pick in the 2006 NBA D-League Draft on Brown.
In his first preseason game with the SuperSonics, Brown scored 8 points in a winning effort against the Portland Trail Blazers. After that game Brown saw little action for the SuperSonics in the preseason appearing in just one more game. He was playing well in the D-League averaging close to 19 ppg for the Tulsa 66ers.
On November 7, 2008, Brown was selected with the 9th pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Utah Flash.[2] He began the 2008–09 season with theDakota Wizards.
On December 19, 2008, Brown was waived by the Wizards due to injury.
On March 4, 2009, Brown signed with the D-League's Iowa Energy.

Overseas

Brown left the Tulsa 66ers later in the 2006–07 season, and played in a pro league in Turkey for Galatasaray Café Crown. For the 2007–08 season, he signed with the Serie AItalian team Tisettanta Cantù.[3]
Brown took his talents to Philippines for three weeks in June 2010, as one of a series of import players for the Philippine Basketball Association's Barangay Ginebra Kings.[4]
On August 25, 2010, Polish league champion for two straight years, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, added Brown to their roster.[5]

National team

Brown has extensive experience playing on the Canadian national team. He first made the team in 2003 when he was on the roster for the FIBA Americas Qualification Tournament. At the FIBA Tournament he played in ten games, starting none of them; but he averaged 12.4 ppg, 4.2 rebounds per game (rpg), 1.0 assist per game (apg) and 20 minutes per game (mpg). In 2004, he was on the roster for the Four Nations Tournament. At that tournament, he upped his scoring average to 13.8 ppg, while starting all six games and averaging 23.3 mpg, 5.3 rpg, and 1.3 apg. He also played with the team in 2005, but did not play in 2006, as he was attempting to play in NBA. Brown played for the team during the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.

NBL Canada

On October 11, 2011, it was announced that Brown had signed a deal with the National Basketball League of Canada's Oshawa Power. Not only does this give him the opportunity to play professionally in his native Canada, but it also marks his return to the Greater Toronto Area, of which Oshawa is a part.[6][7]

Honours