Roswell’s Lorenzo Brown re-signs with Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors made some big NBA news last week when they sent DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard.

But Canada’s only NBA franchise made another move last week, bringing a north Fulton County native back to its roster.

Lorenzo Brown has re-signed with Raptors on a one-year deal, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Brown, 27, was born in Roswell and is a graduate of Centennial High School.

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A season ago, the 6-foot-5 point guard played mostly in the NBA’s G-League with Raptors 905, Toronto’s minor league affiliate. After averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 1.8 steals per-game, he took home the league’s MVP award.

Brown appeared in 32 G-League games and 14 NBA games last season. He was called up at various times to Toronto and joined the team for its run in the NBA playoffs. Brown played 9.9 minutes per-game over his 14 NBA appearances last season, averaging 2.3 points and an assist per-game.

He appeared in four of the Raptors playoff games against the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring nine points.

Brown played college ball at N.C. State. He has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and in China.

Last month, he was at his alma mater to help out with a youth basketball camp.


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