Xavier's Brown eligible for the NBA

Posted by Ron Millennor- email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)-- Xavier University junior forward Derrick Brown has declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft. Brown will not sign with an agent and will have until June 15 to withdraw his name from the list. The NBA draft is June 25.

Brown, who is a fourth-year junior since he was a redshirt for the 2005-06 season, will graduate with a double-major in entrepreneurial studies and marketing from Xavier in May.

Brown led Xavier in rebounding at 6.1 rpg. and was second in scoring at 13.7 ppg. this past season, while helping XU reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, win a third straight Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championship and finish with a 27-8 overall record.

Brown was a 2008-09 NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) First Team All-District selection and a 2008-09 Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection.