Michigan State basketball star Gabe Brown didn’t hear his name called in the 2022 NBA Draft and made his feelings clear on Friday.
Gabe Brown isn’t happy.
Two rounds came and passed and the Michigan State basketball star didn’t hear his name called in the 2022 NBA Draft.
There were projections that had him as a second-rounder, but there was always that chance that he would go undrafted. He knew that was a possibility, but it didn’t take away from the anger he felt on Friday afternoon before signing a partially guaranteed deal with the Thunder.
All of the emotions are expected and it’s good that he’s letting it known how he feels. Now it’s time for him to prove himself with the Thunder and he’ll be starting with a strong Summer League showing (hopefully).
Brown watched as his teammate Max Christie went No. 35 overall to the Lakers and hoped for the same fortune in the second round but the Thunder waited and took a chance for him on Friday.
Michigan State fans will be rooting for Brown to make the roster and this is a good team for him to sign with since that’s the goal. The Thunder aren’t exactly loaded and he could sneak his way into the end of the bench or hop back and forth from the G League to Oklahoma City.
Brown needs to work on his consistency because he’s one of the streakiest shooters in this class but when he’s on, he can score from anywhere and he can jump out of the gym.
We probably haven’t seen the best version of Brown yet.