Brown, Jaylen  California 6'7" 222 SG frosh. Jaylen Brown was the epitome of a freshman guard in 2015-16. I saw him one game and was ready to make him a top-three pick. The next time I watched him, he was terrible, mostly due to horrendous shot-selection. Brown is a solidly built athletic wing. His 6'11.75" wingspan (same as Justin Anderson and Aaron Gordon) is a big part of why he is a good defender. Offensively, his explosiveness and ball-handling ability allow him to go one-on-one with the best. He gets to the line with regularity. His shooting touch is a work in progress. He shot just 29% from beyond the college arc. He made just 65% of his free throws. His decision making was suspect with more turnovers than assists by a wide margin. He impressed me as a highly intelligent kid in interviews. ...Making the call to draft Jaylen Brown surely is not about analytics. His numbers simply are not that good. So it comes down to having a feel, and belief that Brown is smart enough to be a better basketball player when he develops in the NBA. I think he will be. He is gifted. He makes plays that others simply cannot make. 

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