Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown started his first game with his new European team, Basic-Fit Brussels last week.
In the game, Brown spent 30 minutes on the hardwood court. During that time, he shot 50 percent in field goals and sank 3-of-4 trey shots en-route to 15 points. He also made three assists and nabbed seven rebounds.
Brown signed a deal to play in the Belgium club just days before Christmas.
Basic-Fit Brussels plays in the Scooore League in Belgium, according to Eurobasket.com.
Brown starred at LCHS before moving on to a strong college career as a wing player at the University of Miami, Florida. He also played in the NBA’s Vegas Summer League for the Charlotte Hornets’ team.
Shortly after the Summer League, Brown signed with Hapoel Tel-Aviv, a club in Israel’s top basketball league. Brown played five games with Hapoel Tel-Aviv, averaging 22.6 minutes, 6.8 points, four rebounds and two assists per contest, according to Eurobasket.com.
According to Brown’s agent, Seth A. Cohen, Brown left Hapoel Tel-Aviv in mid-November, saying the team was not the right fit for Brown. Brown’s father, Tico Brown of Hinesville, played in Belgium during his pro-basketball career.