Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv has a new weapon in its backcourt after signing point guard Lorenzo Brown to a two-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday. Brown (1.96 meters, 31 years old) spent last season with UNICS Kazan with which he ranked second in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in assists with 6.1 per game in 24 appearances. He also tallied 13.8 points and 3.6 rebounds and ranked fourth with 1.5 steals per game last season.
Maccabi lands playmaker Brown
This will be the fourth EuroLeague club in as many seasons for Brown. He made his competition debut with Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in the 2019-20 season and played for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in 2020-21. In 88 career appearances, he has averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Brown played parts of five seasons in the NBA and the G-League at the start of his career with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Phoenix and Toronto. Brown also played in China for two seasons for Zhejiang and Guangzhou.
“I'm excited to join the Maccabi family," Brown told the club's website. "I’m looking forward to being a part of the legacy that’s been created and also playing in front of the wonderful fan base.”