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Undrafted Michigan wing Chaundee Brown signs with Los Angeles Lakers

Michigan’s sixth-man has parlayed his success into an NBA opportunity.

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The Los Angeles Lakers signed Michigan Wolverines guard/forward Chaundee Brown to an Exhibit 10 contract following the 2021 NBA Draft, he confirmed via his Twitter account. Brown’s metamorphosis from transfer to sixth-man to the NBA has now been completed.

After three losing seasons at Wake Forest, Brown emerged as a major spark off the bench for Michigan this past season. He averaged 8.0 points on 49% shooting (42% 3PT) and 3.1 rebounds. Brown’s production was on display during the NCAA Tournament when he knocked down seven of his 12 shots from beyond the arc and contributed suffocating on-ball defense.

Scout’s take on Brown:

“He’s your prototypical (NBA) 3-and-D player. Chaundee is really an interesting type of player because he’s a defensive-minded guy. Good build, good body, he’s strong, he’s athletic. I think that bodes well for him. The biggest thing is showing he can do more as a shot-maker and put the ball on the floor. There are areas of his game he needs to grow in, but he’s definitely someone that I think is very much a guy to keep on radars. Probably a G League type of guy.”

Brown is the fourth and final Wolverine to have a landing spot carved out in the hours after the NBA Draft. Franz Wagner (No. 8 overall pick) heads to Orlando, Isaiah Livers (No. 42 overall pick) stays close to home in Detroit, while Brown and Mike Smith (Milwaukee Bucks) have been given extended looks.