Mizzou’s Jabari Brown Not Selected in NBA Draft


Missouri Tigers shooting guard Jabari Brown went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, despite projections which indicated that he could go in the middle-to-late second round. Brown, a 6-foot-5, 214-pound shooting guard who declared following his junior year, was successful in his time as a Tiger after transferring from the University of Oregon. He played roughly half of his sophomore season and then his full junior year, leading the Tigers in scoring during conference play in 2012-13 and leading the entire SEC in 2013-14.

Though he’s said to need work on his defense, Brown showed the ability to be an all-around contributor at Mizzou in 2013-14, when he averaged 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

Brown will likely have chances to prove himself through summer league play and try to win an invitation to a team’s training camp. There are several options for him if he doesn’t end up being picked up by anyone to start the season. Depending on how invested Brown is in trying to get to the league, he could either go play overseas and develop his skills while making a good salary, or stay in the U.S. and play in the NBA D-League and have a better stage to try to prove himself to teams.