Jaylen Marselles Brown was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft, emerging as an All-Star who played in the Eastern Conference Finals three times in the first five seasons of his career.
Get to know more about one of the Celtics' franchise pillars, who like Jayson Tatum entered the league at just 19 years old.
Jaylen Brown's bio
- Height: 6-foot-6
- Weight: 223 pounds
- Birthdate: Oct. 24, 1996
- Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia
- College: California
- NBA experience: 5 years
- Jersey number: 7
Jaylen Brown's career NBA stats
Here are some of Jaylen Brown's notable career achievements and statistics:
- One-time NBA All-Star (2020-21)
- 2016-17 All-Rookie Second Team
- Career-high in points: 46 (Oct. 20, 2021) -- franchise record for season opener
- Career averages:
- 15.3 points per game
- 4.8 rebounds per game
- 1.8 assists per game
- 70.2% free throw percentage
- 47.3% field goal percentage
- 37.9% field goal percentage
Here are Jaylen Brown's contract details with the Celtics
Brown signed a four-year, $115 million contract extension with the Celtics in October 2019.
The extension, which began for the 2020-21 season, will keep him in Boston through the 2023-24 season.
Brown can become a free agent at age 27, after his eighth NBA season.
Through five NBA seasons, Brown has earned just under $45 million.
Jaylen Brown's college career
The fourth-ranked prospect in ESPN's Top 100 for the high school class of 2015, Brown landed at California out of Wheeler (Ga.) High School, where he was a Parade All-American.
The Golden Bears, whose roster featured four future NBA players, were ranked 14th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
In his lone season at Cal, Brown led the team in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game, shooting 43.1% from the floor and 29.4% from beyond the arc.
The Golden Bears finished third in the Pac-12 and earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, they were upset by No. 13 Hawaii in the first round, 77-66; in foul trouble throughout the game, Brown finished with just four points on 1 of 6 shooting in 17 minutes.
The performance didn't completely overshadow Brown's freshman season, however, as he was still named the Pac-12 Rookie of the Year. Brown was named All Pac-12 as well, in addition to making the league's All-Freshman team before declaring for the draft.
A look at Jaylen Brown's shoe deal
After originally signing with Adidas out of college, Brown is currently a free agent on the shoe market.
Meet Jaylen Brown's family
Brown's father, Quenton Marselles Brown, is a retired heavyweight boxer who went 33-18-1 over a career which spanned 1989-2016. The elder Brown stands 7 feet tall.
NFL cornerback A.J. Bouye is a cousin of Jaylen Brown's. Bouye, who made the Pro Bowl in 2017, has played for the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers in his career. When Bouye's Jaguars faced off against the New England Patriots in the 2017 AFC Championship Game, Brown said he hoped that his cousin picked off Tom Brady three times. Bouye and Brown once raced, with the football player coming out on top.