Future Watch: Jaylen Brown Rookie Basketball Cards, Celtics – A 6′-7″, 225lb, small forward, Jaylen Brown was selected by the Boston Celtics with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He is a former McDonald’s and Parade All-American. A native of Marietta, Georgia, he was named Mr. Georgia Basketball in 2015.
As a freshman for the California Golden Bears, Brown earned First Team All-Pac 12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors. In his only season with the team, he put up per game averages of 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Drawing comparisons to Jason Richardson and Jimmy Butler, his NBA Draft Profile states: “He is a playmaking wing who is a natural slasher. He is dangerous off the dribble. Brown possesses supreme body control and balance and is a downhill player. His slashing instincts are elite. He reads and reacts quickly, which also helps him in the rebounding department. There is no question about whether or not he’ll be able to create his own shot at the next level.” – Marc D’Amico, NBA Draft Analyst
In NBA Summer League action he averaged 16.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in six games.
His ability to create his own shot will serve him well at the next level. His effort and energy on the defensive end of the floor will endear him to fans and coaches alike.
The NBA trading card season officially kicks-off October 12th, 2016 with the release of 2016-17 Hoops NBA Basketball from Panini America. The exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NBA, Panini America, also has a slate of collegiate products scheduled that will feature NBA rookies including Brown.
The first of these NCAA themed basketball sets debuts this week with the release of 2016-17 Contenders Draft Picks Basketball. This will be the first mainstream release to include autographs of Jaylen Brown.
If you can’t wait for the release of Hoops, this week, October 5th, 2016, marks the release of the 2016-17 Panini NBA Sticker Collection of which Brown will be included as sticker #19.
The remainder of the initial Panini America NBA trading card release schedule is currently as follows:
- 2016-17 Prizm Basketball – Wednesday, November 09, 2016
- 2016-17 Donruss Basketball – Wednesday, November 16, 2016
- 2016-17 Court Kings Basketball – Wednesday, November 23, 2016
- 2016-17 Panini Totally Certified Basketball – Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Future Watch: Jaylen Brown Rookie Basketball Cards, Celtics – Image Gallery*
*Will be updated throughout the NBA trading card season)