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Carlon Brown
Player Profile:
Carlon Brown 709671
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
City/State: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Martin Luther King HS
Other College: University of Utah
Experience: 1 Letter

2011-12 (senior): Capped his final year of college basketball helping the Buffaloes earn an NCAA Tournament appearance (third round), their first in nine years • Named the Pac-12 Conference Tournament's Most Outstanding Player • Averaged 15.8 points per game on 25-of-50 (50.0 percent) shooting in CU's four wins in four days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; also averaged 4.8 rebounds per game with nine steals • Against California in the semifinals, Brown's breakaway windmill dunk served as an exclamation point in the final minute of CU's victory. The play was No. 4 on SportsCenter's Top Ten Plays of the Day • Brown also had a highlight reel dunk in the final minute of the title game against Arizona, CU's final bucket of the game in a two-point victory also snapped a streak of 8:19 without a field goal for the Buffs • Once again in the NCAA tournament win over UNLV, Brown had a breakaway tomahawk dunk in the final three minutes that provided CU with the spark to hold onto victory • Dunk against UNLV appeared on CBS' One Shining Moment • Led CU in scoring during his senior campaign with 12.6 points per game and three-pointers (43); second in assists (73); third in steals (28) and rebounds (136, 3.8 rpg.) • One of two players to start all 36 games and averaging 28.5 minutes a game • His 1,027 season minutes ranks 14th overall and his 454 points ranks 41st overall • The 454 points is the most by any CU transfer playing only one year; most points by a transfer from a 4-year school; and fourth overall in a single-season by any CU transfer • Shot 44.7 percent from the field (169-of-378) and 72.3 percent from the free throw line (73-of-101) • Scored over 20 points three times, tying for the team lead • Tied six others for the Pac-12 high for most three-pointers made in a game (6) vs. Washington State (Jan. 7, 2012) for a season-high 28 points with seven rebounds, two steals, two assists, one block in the home win • Netted double figures 27 times and grabbed five or more rebounds, 14 times • 16 games made 50 percent of his shots from the field • Career-best four steals, twice in Pac-12 Tournament games against Utah (Mar. 7) and Cal (Mar. 9) • Played a career-high 43 minutes and collected six rebounds and six assists in CU's road win at Air Force.

Pac-12 Conference: Ended his collegiate career with 1,308 points, ranking second in all games played (CU/Utah totals) among conference players • 17th in scoring (all games) at 12.6 ppg.; 24th in conference-only games (11.7 ppg.).

Awards: All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team • Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team • Chauncey Billups MVP Award (voted by the players) • Bank of the West/Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 2-8) • NetScouts Basketball Pac-12 Player of the Week (Jan. 2-8) • One of three finalists for the Spencer Nelson Buffalo Spirit Award (recognizes outstanding spirit, enthusiasm and leadership in the face of adversity).

2010-11: Per NCAA transfer rules, sat out the 2010-11 season • "Carlon is an explosive athlete. He has the ability to get to the rim and finish in traffic," head coach Tad Boyle said.

Career at Utah: Three-year contributor with the Utes basketball team • Averaged 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game • Ranked 36th place on the school's all-time scoring list with 854 career points • Played 98 games with 75 starts • Recorded 43 double-digit scoring games • Netted 20 or more points four times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds three times • Pair of double-doubles • Led the team in scoring and rebounding 14 times each • Handed-out five or more assists 14 times • Career-best 31 points at Wyoming (Jan. 27, 2010).

2009-10 (junior): Named All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention • Led Utah in scoring at 12.6 points per game • Tied a team-best 4.1 rebounds per game • Scored 391 points during the 2009-10 season • Averaged 28.7 minutes a game • Made 39 three-pointers and 28 steals, both second on the team • Made a career-best 10 free throws against Seattle (Nov. 24) and at Wyoming (Jan. 27) • Scored double figures 21 times • Led team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding in six others • Ranked second on the team with 77 assists and third in rebounding (128) and his rebounding average was third highest on the Utes (4.1 rpg.) • Played a career-high 38 minutes against Oklahoma (Dec. 12) with 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals • Prior to his junior season, Brown was named to a number of preseason lists including a All-MWC second-team nominee and named the league's "Most Entertaining" by Lindy's College Basketball. He was also selected as the best athlete in the Mountain West Conference by The Sporting News and an USA Today second-team preseason All-MWC selection.

2008-09 (sophomore): An integral part in the building process helping Utes win 24 games and earn a NCAA Tournament berth • Named All-MWC honorable mention • Started all 34 games • Averaged 9.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game • Second-leading rebounder on the squad • Scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double against Weber State (Dec. 20) • Registered his second double-double at TCU (Feb. 4) with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds • Was one assist and one rebound shy of a triple-double vs. Wyoming (Jan. 3), logging 15 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists, also adding two blocks • Tied his career best of three steals twice, both during the MWC Tournament championship run (Mar. 13 vs. Wyoming, Mar. 14 vs. SDSU) • Scored double figures 17 times • Led the Utes in assists with 112, ranking ninth in the MWC • Finished in the top 10 in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.51) • Featured on ESPN's SportsCenter three times for his acrobatic dunks, including one over Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft • Earned MWC Academic All-Conference accolades.

2007-08 (freshman): Saw action in all 33 games, making 29 starts • Averaged 4.4 points in 18.1 minutes per game • Was the team's top rebounding guard with 3.2 boards per contest • Also logged 45 assists with 13 blocks • Shot .468 from the field (58-124) • Registered four double-digit scoring efforts • Hit double figures for the first time against UC Irvine (Dec. 1), tallying 12 points (6-10 FG) in his second career start • 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT) in a 67-65 road win at California (Dec. 22), adding six rebounds and an assist • Hit for a career-high 16 points (6-of-10 FG, 1-of-3 3FG, 3-of-6 FT) and grabbed seven boards in a 67-52 road victory at Colorado State (Feb. 2) • Scored 10 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-3 FT) in a 70-63 loss at UNLV (Mar. 8) • Set a career-high with 11 rebounds in a 67-59 win at Air Force (Feb. 9) • Poured in nine points (2-of-3 FG, 5-of-6 FT) including 3-of-4 made free throws in the final 1:30 of the 81-69 CBI victory at UTEP (Mar. 19) • Earned MWC Academic All-Conference accolades.

High School: Named Riverside County Player of the Year as a senior at Martin Luther King High School • Two-time all-county selection and league most valuable player • Second-team all-state as a senior • Averaged 21 points, five assists, eight rebounds in his final year of high school • Helped lead MLK High to consecutive Ivy League championships • CIF semifinalists • State quarterfinalists • Ranked No. 17 in southern California and No. 27 in California in 2006-07 • Accumulated a 68-22 record (.756) at MLK • Holds school record for most triple-doubles in season (six) in 2007.

: Graduated with a sociology degree in May 2012.

Personal: Born October 4, 1989 • Son of Carlton Brown and Toenya Rose • Father is a LAPD sergeant • Second cousin to former Miami Hurricane and current NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr.

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