Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Guard Jabari Brown

Official Release | February 21, 2018

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Santa Cruz Warriors announced today that the team has acquired guard Jabari Brown as a returning rights player. Brown will wear #55 for the Warriors.

The Bay Area native played most recently with Jiangsu Nangang of the Chinese Basketball Association, where he averaged 25.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in four games this season.

Originally acquired on March 2, 2017 in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Northern Arizona Suns, Brown (6’4, 215) helped Santa Cruz to a 9-0 record to end the 2016-17 regular season with averages of 22.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27.0 minutes. In the 2017 NBA G League Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Blue, Brown averaged 30.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists to become the top scorer in the 2017 Playoffs and in Santa Cruz Warriors postseason history (min. 100 minutes played).

“Jabari Brown has proven throughout his four-year professional career that he is a versatile and talented scorer who makes those around him better,” said Santa Cruz Warriors General Manager Kent Lacob. “We’re excited to welcome him back to the Santa Cruz Warriors as we battle for a position in the 2018 NBA G League Playoffs.”

An East Bay native, Brown transferred to Oakland High School for his junior and senior seasons, where he averaged 23.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. In two collegiate seasons at the University of Missouri, he led the SEC in scoring as a junior with a 19.9 point average and was named to the 2013-14 All-SEC First Team.

The Santa Cruz Warriors roster currently stands at 12 players. Below and attached is an updated roster sheet.

25 Chris Boucher F 6-10 200 1/11/1993 Oregon Two-Way Contract
55 Jabari Brown G 6-4 215 12/18/1992 Missouri Returning Player
12 Quinn Cook G 6-2 179 3/23/1993 Duke Two-Way Contract
22 Michael Gbinije G 6-7 200 6/5/1992 Syracuse Affiliate Rule
9 Avry Holmes G 6-2 195 2/20/1994 Clemson 2017 NBA G League Draft
15 Damian Jones C 7-0 245 6/30/1995 Vanderbilt Assignment from Golden State
6 Terrence Jones F 6-9 252 1/9/1992 Kentucky In-Season Waiver Wire
3 Damion Lee G 6-6 210 10/21/1992 Louisville Returning Player
1 Winston Shepard F 6-8 209 9/22/1993 San Diego State Trade
32 Trevor Thompson C 7-0 250 6/12/1994 Ohio State Affiliate Rule
33 CJ Wilcox G 6-5 195 12/30/1990 Washington Assignment from Portland
21 Najeal Young F 6-6 215 2/27/1994 Texas-Wesleyan 2017 NBA G League Draft

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