Saint Joseph’s forward Charlie Brown, Jr., has submitted his name for consideration in the 2019 NBA Draft.
"Saint Joseph’s Basketball fully supports Charlie as he tests his NBA Draft status. Charlie and I have stayed connected during all the transition and he knows we would welcome him back. I have offered to train him using the same drills and methods I did during my six years developing NBA players,” said new head coach Billy Lange, who was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers. “We are all about helping our student-athletes chase their dreams.”
Brown led Saint Joseph’s in scoring this past season and captured the Atlantic 10 Conference scoring title as he averaged 19.0 points per game. He became only the second SJU player to earn the league’s scoring crown, as DeAndre’ Bembry achieved it in 2014-15.
He posted double figures in all but two contests for the Hawks and scored over 20 points 14 times this season. He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team, the NABC All-District 4 Second Team, and the All-Big 5 First Team.
Saint Joseph’s is currently represented in the NBA by two players – Langston Galloway of the Detroit Pistons and Bembry of the Atlanta Hawks. Galloway, who starred at SJU from 2010-14, earned a spot in the league as an undrafted free agent with the New York Knicks and has also played for the New Orleans Pelicans. Bembry, the 2016 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, was the 21st overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Hawks.