HoopsHype Markel Brown rumors

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It sounds like the old post-draft line, "we were stunned to see he was still available," but multiple sources tell NetsDaily that Markel Brown, taken by Brooklyn at No. 44 with the Minnesota pick, was No. 22 on the Nets internal mock draft. Moreover, say the same sources, the Nets mock had Xavier Thames going at the first pick in the second round, at No. 31, and Cory Jefferson, five picks later at No. 36. They, of course, were the final picks in the second round. NetsDaily

Why did the Nets internal mock draft differ so widely from the public mock drafts -- and those of teams who passed on the three players? One source suggested that the Nets placed a higher value on "character" issues and experience. All three played four years in college and graduated, providing them with both experience and discipline. "We feel we got a No. 22 pick," said one source talking about Brown. NetsDaily

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A year after making the biggest deal on draft day, the Brooklyn Nets settled for minor action toward the end. Bypassing a chance to acquire a first-round pick, the Nets finally made their move midway through the second, acquiring the rights to the No. 44 pick, Markel Brown from Minnesota. The Nets sent the Timberwolves cash considerations for the guard from Oklahoma State. Playing alongside Marcus Smart, who went with the No. 6 pick to Boston, Brown averaged 17.2 points last season, fifth in the Big 12. USA Today Sports

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Former Oklahoma State Markel Brown was one of the first players to test, and drew cheers when he recorded a maximum vertical leap of 43.5 inches. And with a little more space, he thought he could have done better. “In some of my jumps I’ve been measured with any amount of steps I want and I was able to get like a 46,” Brown said. “Today they had like a 15-foot radius. I think I could have got higher than that.” Booth Newspapers

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