Men's Basketball

Dee Brown
Dee Brown


Maywood, Ill.

High School:
Proviso East

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185




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2005-06 Senior:
2006 Consensus Second-Team All-American ... Bob Cousy Award winner as nation's top point guard ... Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner as nation's top senior 6-feet tall and under ... Wooden Award All-America Team ... Associated Press Second-Team All-American ... USBWA Second-Team All-American ... NABC Second-Team All-American ... All-American ... Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American ... Second-Team All-American ... First-Team All-Big Ten selection by both the league coaches and media ... USBWA District V Player of the Year ... First-Team NABC All-District 11 selection ... Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, which is presented annually at each conference school to a graduating senior that has demonstrated proficiency in both scholarship and athletics ... Finalist for University of Illinois Male Athlete of the Year ... Wooden Award, Rupp Award and Robertson Award (USBWA) National Player of the Year finalist ... Senior CLASS Award finalist ... Midseason Naismith Award candidate ... Midseason All-American by Sports Illustrated and ... Illinois Team MVP ... Team Tri-Captain ... Led the Illini in five statistical categories on the season: scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (5.8 apg), steals (1.6 spg), minutes (35.8 mpg), and free throw shooting (75.7 percent) ... Led the Big Ten and ranked 18th in the nation in assists ... Listed among Big Ten leaders in minutes (4th), 3-pointers (5th), assist/turnover ratio (5th), steals (6th), scoring (11th) and free throw percentage (11th) ... Scored in double figures 24 times, with seven games of 20+ points ... Led the Illini in scoring in 15 games ... Tallied a career-high 34 points vs. Michigan State on Jan. 5 ... Recorded double-digit assists four times, led by a season-high 11 assists at Indiana on Jan. 17 ... Had a career-high eight rebounds vs. Air Force on March 16 ... South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Associated Press Preseason All-American ... Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year ... Winningest player in Illinois history (tied with James Augustine) played in 114 victories during his career ... Played the most minutes (4,698) and started the most games (136) of any player in school history ... Played in 137 games during his career, the most in school history (tied with James Augustine) ... Third on the Illini all-time scoring chart with 1,812 career points ... Second in school history in career 3-pointers (299), career assists (674) and career steals (231), and third in career field goals (638) ... His career assists total ranks fifth in Big Ten history, while his career 3-pointers and career steals totals rank sixth in Big Ten history ... Illinois' school-record holder in the NCAA Tournament for career points (179) and career field goals (64).

2004-05 Junior: 2005 Consensus First-Team All-American ... Wooden Award All-America Team and finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, finishing third in voting for the prestigious Wooden Player of the Year Award ... National Player of the Year and First-Team All-American by The Sporting News ... USBWA First-Team All-American ... Sports and CBS First-Team All-American ... Associated Press Second-Team All-American ... NABC Second-Team All-American ... Basketball Times Second-Team All-American ... Just the sixth Consensus First-Team All-American in UI school history, and the first since Rod Fletcher in 1952 ... Big Ten Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten selection by both league coaches and media ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Oscar Robertson (USBWA) Player of the Year finalist ... Midseason Naismith Award candidate ... USBWA All-District and District Player of the Year ... NABC First-Team All-District ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Tri-MVP of Illinois squad with Deron Williams and Luther Head ... Team Tri-Captain ... Started every game of the season, ranking second on the Illini in scoring, averaging 13.3 points (16th in Big Ten) ... Scored in double figures 29 times and was Illinois' leading scorer in 10 games ... Led the Illini and ranked second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at 43.4 percent (99-228) ... Second on the Illini and in the Big Ten with 99 three-pointers (2.5 per game) and made at least three treys in 16 games ... His 99 three-pointers is the second-highest single-season total in school history ... Second on the Illini and third in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 4.5 apg ... Led the Illini and ranked third in the Big Ten in steals, averaging 1.8 spg ... Also led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.42) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week - Nov. 22 after wins over Delaware State and Florida A&M and Feb. 21 after wins at Penn State and at Iowa ... Las Vegas Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team ... Scored season-high 27 points vs. Purdue (March 3), the most by an Illini player on the season ... Hit 9-12 shots against the Boilermakers, including 8-10 three-pointers ... His eight 3-pointers against Purdue tied an Illini school record ... Tied his NCAA Tournament career-high with 21 points and five 3-pointers in a regional semifinal victory over Wis.-Milwaukee ... Dished out a career-high 13 assists vs. Longwood (Dec. 27), the most by a Big Ten player on the season and the third highest total by an Illini player in school history ... Preseason Wooden Award candidate ... Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten selection.

2003-04 Sophomore: Second-Team All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Honorable mention All-American by Associated Press ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... USBWA All-District 5 selection ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Team Tri-Captain ... Started every game of the season, ranking second on the team and 14th in the Big Ten in scoring at 13.3 points per game ... Led the Illini in steals with 51 ... Ranked second on the team and in the Big Ten with 4.5 assists per game ... Fourth on the team in rebounding at 3.7 per game ... Averaged 16.5 points on over 51 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent shooting from 3-point range over the final 11 games of the season ... Among the Big Ten's Top 10 in four categories, ranking second to teammate Deron Williams in assists with 4.5 per game, third in assist/turnover ratio (2.26), eighth with 2.2 three-pointers per game and ninth with 1.6 steals per game ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors March 1 after averaging 19 points and shooting 50 percent (7-14) from 3-point range in wins over Iowa and Northwestern ... Scored a season-high 24 points in win over Penn State on Feb. 21, making eight of 13 shots, including six-of-10 from 3-point range ... Posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists in win at Iowa on Feb. 25, while also pulling down seven boards ... Led Illini with 21 points in NCAA Tournament first round win over Murray State ... Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, and preseason First-Team All-Big Ten pick by both the media and coaches ... Preseason Playboy All-America selection ... During the summer prior to the 2003-04 season, he led the USA Basketball Men's National Junior Team in scoring with a 17.3 average and in steals with 19 ... Set a U.S. Junior World Championships team record with 47 points in 87-84 win over Lithuania ... Along with former teammate Deron Williams, helped the U.S. to a fifth-place finish in Greece with a 7-1 record.

2002-03 Freshman: Second-Team All-Big Ten selection by the media and Third-Team All-Big Ten by league coaches ... Named to first-ever Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Named All-Freshman Team by ... Started 31-of-32 games at guard, leading the team in minutes played at 34.1 mpg ... Second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points ... Averaged 16.3 points over the last six games of the regular season ... Scored in double figures in 19 games, with four 20+ point performances (season-high 25 vs. Eastern Illinois, 21 vs. Missouri, 24 vs. Michigan State and 20 vs. Wisconsin) ... Led the Big Ten (all games) in assists, averaging 4.97 per game ... Finished second in the league in assists in conference games with 76, falling just one assist shy of teammate Deron Williams for the Big Ten lead ... Led the Big Ten in steals in conference games, averaging 1.9 steals per game, and finished third in all games with average of 1.8 ... Big Ten leader in assist-to-turnover ratio in all games (+2.56) and conference games (+3.04) ... Reached double figures in assists twice, with 10 vs. Western Illinois and season-high 11 at Penn State ... Became the first freshman in Illinois history to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors after scoring 21 points against No. 11 Missouri, adding a game-high seven assists and five rebounds, including four offensive ... One of 12 players on the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team ... Helped the U.S. to a bronze medal along with former Illini Deron Williams.

Earned Mr. Basketball honors in state of Illinois following his senior season ... The ninth Mr. Basketball to attend Illinois since the award began in 1981 ... Named Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year in 2002 ... McDonald's All-American ... Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Illinois Player of the Year in 2002 ... First-Team All-State pick by the IBCA, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Finished his high school career as Proviso East's all-time leader in scoring, assists and steals. Averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a senior ... Shot 44 percent from the three-point arc as a senior ... Once made 12 three-pointers on his way to 42 points against Addison Trail High School as a senior ... Helped the Pirates to the Sweet Sixteen of the Illinois state tournament as a senior ... Averaged 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals per game as a junior while earning First-Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... Led Proviso East to a 25-4 record and the West Suburban Gold Conference championship ... Ranked by as the No. 2 point guard and No. 11 player overall in the nation ... Ranked the No. 3 point guard and No. 18 player overall by Blue Chip Hoops ... Ranked by All-Star Report as the nation's No. 19 player ... Also played football at Proviso East, starting at quarterback and lettering in 2000 and 2001 ... Passed and ran for more than 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns in seven games as a quarterback during his senior season and earned recruiting overtures from Florida State and Nebraska for football ... Played in the Jordan Classic, McDonald's All-American and City-Suburban All-Star games.

Born Aug. 17, 1984, in Jackson, Miss. ... Given name is Daniel ... Mother is Cathy Brown-Blocker ... Father is Fred Brown ... Graduated in December with a bachelor's degree in sport management ... Reputation as one of the quickest guards in America has earned him the nickname "The One-Man Fast Break" ... Ranked 16th out of 382 in his high school senior class ... Attended the same high school as former NBA player and current NBA coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers and current NBA player Michael Finley ... Favorite athlete is Allen Iverson.

Brown's Career Statistics:

Year    G-GS      MIN-Avg      FGM-A/%         3PM-A/%        FTM-A/%        OR-DR--TOT/Avg    PF-DQ    A      TO    B    S     PTS/Avg
02-03   32-31     1090-34.1    142-327/.434    51-155/.329    49-72/.681     35-84--119/3.7    56-0     159    62    0    57    384/12.0
03-04   33-33     1153-34.9    160-389/.411    71-205/.346    49-73/.671     34-89--123/3.7    66-0     147    65    3    51    440/13.3
04-05   39-39     1272-32.6    179-359/.499    99-228/.434    61-79/.772     21-83--104/2.7    72-1     177    73    3    70    518/13.3
05-06   33-33     1183-35.8    157-437/.359    78-243/.321    78-103/.757    15-87--102/3.1    61-1     191    94    1    53    470/14.2
Totals  137-136   4698-34.3    638-1512/.422   299-831/.360   237-327/.725   105-343--448/3.3  255-2    674    294   7    231   1812/13.4