The Raptors did not officially disclose the length or value of the contract. However, according to Sportsnet’s Blake Murphy, Brown was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal — a minimum, non-guaranteed deal to come to camp.
Brown, as Murphy notes, could make the NBA-level team but it is likelier that the deal was done to secure his G League rights, as well as opening up the possibility of him earning a $50,000 bonus if he stays with the Raptors 905.
Signing Brown gives the Raptors a full camp roster of 20 players, though they could still waive a player to add more Exhibit 10 deals, or make cuts early at camp to open up spots for other Exhibit 10s later in the camp process.
Brown, who at 6-foot-8 and 215 pounds immediately fits the length-based mould the Raptors have sought in their forwards during this iteration of the team, enjoyed measured success during his collegiate career at Michigan State. The 22-year-old was selected to the All-Big Ten Third Team last season after averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 28.9 minutes in 36 games. At times, he showed flashes of being a viable shooter, connecting on 42.8 per cent of his attempts overall and 38.2 per cent from long range.
A native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Brown averaged 7.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 20.1 minutes in 124 career games (57 starts) during four seasons (2018-22) with the Spartans.