Zalgiris tabs scoring great Marcus Brown

Jul 23, 2007 by Print
Marcus Brown Zalgiris Kaunas has added another veteran threat to its side with the signing of Marcus Brown, the Euroleague's second-ranked all-time leading scorer, for two seasons. Brown (192, 33) arrives from Unicaja in Spain, where injuries limited him to just 7 points per game in eight appearances last season. Brown joins his fifth Euroleague team, having previously played for Benneton Treviso, Efes Pilsen, CSKA Moscow and Unicaja. Over the course of his 120-game Euroleague career, Brown has scored 2,023 total points – only 31 fewer than the all-time leader. His 16.9 points per game average is the fifth best in league history.

Brown was named to the 2003-04 All-Euroleague First Team and was named to the second team on two other occasions. During his career. He has won national titles in France with Pau-Orthez and Limoges, in Turkey with Efes Pilsen, in Russia with CSKA and in Spain with Unicaja. Among other career highlights include lifting the 1999 Korac Cup with Limoges and playing in three Euroleague Final Fours.

The shooting guard has ties to Zalgiris through the team's president, Arvydis Sabonis, as the two were teammates with the NBA's Portland Trailblazers during the 1996-97 season. "I learned a lot my rookie year from Sabo in the NBA," Brown said in a statement. "It is great to be a part of something that Sabonis is a major part of. My career has come full circle and I feel privileged to partner again with one of the best big men in the world."