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Pitt Basketball: Gilbert Brown Adding Three-Point Dimension

When you think of Gilbert Brown, what's the first thing you think of? Quick.




Well, Gil is adding a whole new title to his game - three point shooter.

Gil's never been a great three-point shooter, but the fact is, he's putting them up at record pace this season. Plus, he's making more of them.

In Gil's first year as a redshirt freshman, he threw up a whopping 78 attempts and only made 24% of them. So it's easy to see why the coaches probably decided he needed to reign it in a bit.

The next season, he cut his attempts in half, even though he still played quite a bit. Still, Gil managed to only knock down 28%.

Last year he missed about 1/3 of the season due to academic issues, but was getting back on pace to put up nearly 80 - like his first season. Only difference was that he made significantly more ... nearly 40%.

This season, Gil is again on record pace. He's projected to put up somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 - 110. He's shooting exactly 40%, the best of his career, too.

Hard to know what his NBA prospects look like. But Gil is quick and athletic enough to play the 3 in the NBA. If he could guard shooting guards, he's certainly got the size to be a 2. If he doesn't run into the inconsistency problems that plagued him last season, he could get a look. He's not quite as good as Sam Young, who's in the NBA, but he's better than Levance Fields and Tyrell Biggs (at least in terms of athleticism needed to play on the next level), both of whom are overseas.

Gil might not be drafted, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in an NBA camp next year. The three-point shot adds another dimension to his game and shooting at 40% is pretty decent for a SF.