The Los Angeles Lakers announced in a press release Tuesday night that they have officially signed former Michigan guard Chaundee Brown Jr.
OFFICIAL: The Lakers have signed Mac McClung and Chaundee Brown Jr. pic.twitter.com/Zor06kVLvU— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 11, 2021
The terms of the deal have not yet been released, per team policy.
Over his first three Summer League games, Brown Jr. is averaging 18.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Providing a scoring punch, defensive energy and veteran savvy off the bench, Brown helped lead the Wolverines to the outright Big Ten regular-season title in 2020-21, as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.
In 112 games (74 starts) for Wake Forest and Michigan, Brown Jr. averaged 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.6 minutes. In his lone season at Michigan, Brown Jr. averaged 8.0 points and 3.1 rebounds and was named to the 2021 NCAA All-East Regional Team.
Brown Jr. is one of two players from the 2020-21 squad to sign a rookie contract, as Isaiah Livers signed a three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons on Aug. 8.
Brown Jr. is one of 10 former Michigan players on a Summer League roster this year. For a full guide to where and when you can watch your favorite Wolverines, click here.