July 11, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.- Anthony Brown recently wrapped up competition with the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team, as the squad placed fifth overall with a 7-2 mark at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga, Latvia.
Brown appeared in five contests, averaging 11.4 minutes, 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game while shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 25.0 percent from three-point territory. Brown's best performance of the tournament came against Egypt on June 30, as he contributed 10 points, five boards and three assists in 17 minutes off the bench.
After winning its first three games of the preliminary round, the U.S. won its first two contests of the second round before suffering a loss to Croatia. A quarterfinal defeat to Russia kept the Americans out of medal contention, before finishing strong with wins against Poland and Australia.
This year's 12-member roster featured five players with prior USA Basketball experience. Twenty of the nation's top 19-and-unders were invited to last month's tryouts, which featured four training sessions over three days.
Members of the USA U19 World Championship squad included: Keith Appling (Michigan State/Detroit, Mich.); James Bell (Villanova/Orlando, Fla.); Anthony Brown (Stanford/Huntington Beach, Calif.); Jahii Carson (Mesa High School/Arizona State/Phoenix, Ariz.); Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Michigan/Miami, Fla.); Joe Jackson (Memphis/Memphis, Tenn.); Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut/ Norcross, Ga.); Meyers Leonard (Illinois/Robinson, Ill.); Khyle Marshall (Butler/Davie, Fla.); Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa); Tony Mitchell (North Texas/Dallas, Texas); and Patric Young (Florida/Jacksonville, Fla.).
An All-Pac-10 Freshman Team selection last season, Brown ranked third on the team in scoring at 8.7 points per game while playing in 30 contests and making 12 starts. In addition to averaging 3.2 rebounds per game, Brown's 42 three-pointers ranked second on the squad and third all-time among Cardinal rookies.
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Brown was a key member of Stanford's talented freshman class that made more starts (47), logged the highest percentage of minutes (41.7) and accounted for the highest percentage of scoring (40.3) of any other Pac-10 freshman class during the 2010-11 campaign.