DELAWARE 87ERS ACQUIRE TWO-TIME NBA CHAMP SHANNON BROWN AND CAMERON OLIVER
WILMINGTON, DE – JANUARY 26, 2018 – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has acquired two-time NBA champion Shannon Brown and Cameron Oliver from the Wisconsin Herd in exchange for James Blackmon Jr. and the returning player rights to Russ Smith.
Brown (6-4, 210) won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers (2009, 2010). A veteran of 409 NBA games across nine seasons, he averaged 8 points per game in 60 starts. He made stops at seven other NBA teams including the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers and was a Slam Dunk Contest participant in 2010. While playing collegiately at Michigan State (2003-06), he averaged 17 points, four rebounds and three assists per game during his junior season, when he was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team (coaches and media) and All-Big Ten Defensive Team.
Forward Oliver (6-8, 225) was averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds per game with Wisconsin this season. The Nevada product averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block per game during his college career (2015-17). He was named to the NABC All-District (17) Second Team, Mountain West All-Conference Second Team (coaches) and Mountain West All-Tournament Team during his sophomore season.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:
The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.