Markel Brown (born January 29, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Oklahoma State University.
On June 26, 2014, Brown was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night. He joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League, and signed with the team on July 23. He played in just seven games for the Nets over the first two months of the 2014–15 season. On January 1, 2015, using the flexible assignment rule, the Nets assigned Brown to the Maine Red Claws, the D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. On January 8, he was recalled by the Nets. In his first career start on February 23 against the Denver Nuggets, Brown played 45 minutes of action and recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as he helped the Nets defeat the Nuggets, 110–82 On March 29, he scored a career-high 17 points in a 107–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. To finish the regular season, Brown played in 40 games and started in 29 of them. After starting in the Nets’ first playoff game, he managed just one more playoff appearance, in Game 6 of the their series against the Atlanta Hawks, a series the Nets lost 4–2.
In July 2015, Brown re-joined the Nets for the 2015 NBA Summer League. He lost his starting role for the 2015–16 season, and played sparingly for the Nets throughout the first half of the season. He began seeing regular playing time in January, and scored in double figures five times during February. On March 5, 2016, he scored a career-high 23 points in the Nets’ 132–118 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Career highlights and awards
2x Second-team All-Big 12 (2013, 2014)
Louisiana Mr. Basketball (2010)