Lorenzo Brown agrees to two-way deal with Toronto Raptors

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Former Grand Rapids Drive point guard Lorenzo Brown has signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors, the team announced.

Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard out of N.C. State, was the first player to receive an NBA Call-Up after playing for the Drive. (Robert Covington was drafted by GR and signed with Philly before the inaugural season in Beer City, USA. )

Brown spent the first half of last season playing in China with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, averaging 24.0 points and shooting 30.1% from behind the arc during his 20 game stint. He then returned to the Drive to finish out the G League season, where he averaged 23.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in 11 games.

Brown was selected 52nd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves after his three-year collegiate career.

Brown has averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his 63 NBA game appearances. He’s donned the uniform for Philadelphia, Minnesota and Phoenix.

The two-way deal allows Toronto to retain Brown’s rights while not having to add him to the 15-man roster and his salary will not count against the cap while he plays for the team’s G League affiliate, the Raptors 905, in Mississauga, Ontario. He is also eligible to play in 45 games with the parent club, after which he would need to be signed to an NBA-only deal.