Jaylen Brown, born on October 24, 1996, is an American professional basketball player. Following an extraordinary high school basketball career, he went on to play college ball at the University of California, Berkeley. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 N.B.A. Draft and has been part of the team ever since. He is also an activist and public speaker, discussing the importance of technology and education at the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard, and M.I.T. He is an intelligent icon who deserves all the love he gets, and here is our way of celebrating him on his birthday!
Jaylen Marselles Brown was raised by his parents, Mechalle and Marselles Brown. He attended Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. His basketball prowess quickly came to light during his high school days, and he helped lead his team to victory in several games, including the Georgia High School Association Class 6A State Championship. He was a part of the U.S.A. Basketball Men’s U18 National Team in the FIBA Americas Championship in 2014 and won a gold medal. He graduated from high school after he was named ‘Player of the Year’ by the Gatorade Georgia Boys, U.S.A. Today’s All-U.S.A. Georgia, as well as Georgia’s Mr. Basketball.
Brown was recruited by the Golden Bears at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 under the coach, Cuonzo Martin. He played for the Golden Bears in the 2015/16 season and achieved a peak of 27 points per game twice. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Shortly after, he entered the 2016 N.B.A. Draft and was selected as the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics. He signed the rookie contract and made his debut in a game against the Brooklyn Nets three months later. He appeared in a total of 78 games that season, and it was an overall productive rookie season for him. At the end of the 2018/19 season, he signed a $115 million, four-year contract extension with the Celtics. He scored a then career-high 42 points in December 2020 and was named an N.B.A. All-Star in February 2021.
Brown finds time to pursue other interests apart from basketball, which include learning, public speaking, and activism. He was elected the vice-president of the National Basketball Players Association when he was 22 and was named an M.I.T. Media Lab Fellow in 2019.
After being selected in the 2016 N.B.A. Draft, Brown signs a contract with the Boston Celtics on July 27.
One of many videos highlighting his life during workouts, his first upload is titled “FCHWPO Episode 1: Pawn to E4.”
After a five-year run, Brown’s ambassadorship contract with Adidas expires and he becomes a free agent in terms of sneakers.
Following their victory in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics advance to the N.B.A. Finals for the first time in over 10 years.
Why We Love Jaylen Brown
He is all for learning
Beyond basketball practice, Brown recognizes the need for all-round education and is heavily invested in it. He is learning Spanish and is studying History too.
He is a symbol of hard work
Brown doesn’t believe in shortcuts and his commitment is a message to us all. His social media handles contain the letters F.C.H.W.P.O., which stands for Faith, Consistency, Hard Work Pays Off.
He is very ambitious
From taking a masters-level class in his first semester of college to consciously working toward his goals, Brown has several ambitions beyond basketball. If he does decide to move on to another career path, we do not doubt that he will be an outstanding success.
5 Surprising Facts
He is particular with his diet
Brown is primarily a vegetarian but he eats meat on road trips.
Basketball isn’t the only sport he enjoys
Brown is also a huge fan of soccer.
He has several unique interests
Brown loves anime and the internet’s least favorite band, Nickelback.
He is a chess aficionado
His grandfather taught how to play the game when he was four, and it’s still a favorite of his.
He plays the guitar!
During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, he took up playing the acoustic guitar.
Jaylen Brown FAQs
Does Jaylen Brown have a child?
Brown has no children and is unmarried.
Does Jaylen Brown have siblings?
Brown has an older brother named Quenton Brown.
What is Jaylen Brown’s jersey number?
He wears the number 7.
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