Get ready to witness some fun dunks and elite overall athleticism in Las Vegas while watching Trail Blazers rookie forward Greg Brown III.
After entering the 2021 NBA draft with zero picks, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired pick No. 43 from the New Orleans Pelicans for a future second-round selection and financial considerations.
With the No. 43 pick, Portland selected the Texas freshman forward.
And now, with one Summer League practice under his belt, Brown spoke to the media about his focus on honing in on his skill set to help the Blazers summer squad be successful in Las Vegas.
“I feel like I’m prepared,” Brown said. “After the first day I got a lot of information and I’m just ready for Summer League, ready to win and ready to be part of this organization.”
Brown is known for his athleticism and leaping ability.
The 19-year old out of Austin, Texas averaged 9.3 points on 42.0 percent shooting in his lone season at Texas to go along with 6.2 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game.
He started 24 of 26 games.
Brown recorded a 44.5-inch max vertical jump and a 37-inch standing vertical at the NBA Combine this summer.
Before his one season as a Longhorn, Brown ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the nation by Rivals and No. 9 recruit by 247Sports composite.
“I feel like my strengths are athleticism, running the floor -- I feel like I have a really good skill set, but there’s some more that I can improve on [with my] skill set... Right now I feel like I’m good, but it could still be better,” Brown added
The 19-year-old power forward also mentioned that he’s eager to continue “to be a student of the game, just learning the NBA game.”
Brown and the rest of the summer Blazers will tip-off Las Vegas Summer League action against Charlotte on Aug. 8.