The vast majority of attention paid to the Atlanta Hawks on June 20 and June 21 stems from the NBA Draft but, after the fireworks subsided in Brooklyn, the organization was still hard at work. In fact, the Hawks reportedly came to an agreement on a Two-Way contract with St. Joseph’s wing Charlie Brown in the wee hours of the morning.
The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a two-way deal with undrafted free agent guard Charlie Brown (Saint Joseph’s), league sources told @TheAthleticNBA.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 21, 2019
During the 2018-19 season, the Two-Way slots were filled by Jaylen Adams (later converted to a full contract) and Alex Poythress. At this juncture, the 21-year-old wing will fill one of the two spots, with Atlanta able to extend another Two-Way contract if they choose to do so.
Brown stands at 6’7 with a 7’0 wingspan and, from a raw tools perspective, it is easy to see why the Hawks would be intrigued. From a prospect perspective, ESPN ranked Brown as the No. 92 prospect available in the 2019 draft, with The Athletic placing the St. Joseph’s standout at No. 85 overall.
Brown converted 37 percent of his three-point attempts over two seasons in the Atlantic-10 and, considering there was real volume (5.7 attempts per game), that is an encouraging data point. Elsewhere, Brown averaged 19.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season and he seems to be fully recovered after missing the entire 2017-18 campaign with a fractured left wrist. At this stage, Brown would profile as a potential 3-and-D wing at the professional level, though it should be noted that he played with 28 percent usage in college and was not shy about attempting to create offense for himself, relying heavily on his perimeter shooting acumen.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available but, in addition to the 15 roster spots that Travis Schlenk will be working with for the 2019-20 campaign, Charlie Brown appears to be filling one of the team’s Two-Way contracts.