|Hometown:||Los Angeles, CA|
|High School:||Westchester HS|
Bobby "L.B." Brown is the focal point of the revived Cal State Fullerton basketball program... As point guard, he's the quarterback running the offense... As a prolific 3-point-field-goal shooter, he's a scoring threat from almost any spot on the floor... And as a recruiter, he has helped lure other former Westchester High School and Los Angeles products to his side... He's the first Cal State Fullerton player to explore the NBA draft and then withdraw to retain his eligibility after working out with Phoenix (twice), the Clippers and the Lakers and attending the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Orlando... If he stays healthy, the three-year letterman has a good chance to become the Titans' all-time leading scorer during the 2006-07 season... He currently ranks No. 6 with 1,415 points compared to 1,876 by record holder Leon Wood... Brown ranks No. 4 in career assists with 378 but is more than 300 behind leader Wood... Selected the Freshman of the Year by the rival coaches in the Big West Conference in 2003-04, Brown earned honorable mention status in 2004-05 and he made the all-conference first team in 2005-06... He also was one of 150 players nationally to make an NABC All-District team, gaining second-team honors in District 15 with Louis Armundson of UNLV, Kevin Kruger of Arizona State, Matthew Knight of LMU and Nick Lewis of USD (the first team was Hassan Adams of Arizona, Jordan Farmar and Aaron Afflalo of UCLA and Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt of USC)... Brown holds the school record for career 3-point field goals with 227... His .789 career free-throw percentage ranks seventh in school history... Prior to the 2005-06 season he was ranked by Lindy's the top playmaker and the top NBA prospect in the Big West Conference.
CSF IN 2005-06: For the second year in a row he was the most productive offensive player in the Big West Conference... And for the second year in a row he came up four points shy of leading the conference in scoring... He finished at 17.5 points per game to trail only Pacific's Christian Maraker at 17.6 ppg... Brown also was No. 2 in assists at 4.55 per game behind UC Irvine's Aaron Fitzgerald at 6.55... Bobby ranked third in 3-point field goals made at 2.48 as his total of 72 ranked fifth best in school history... Twice he was selected Big West player of the week (Dec. 26 and Jan. 2)... He made a pair of all-tournament teams with 32 points and 15 assists in two games at USF and 54 points and 5 assists in two games at Florida International... He averaged just under 35 minutes per game... An ankle injury suffered in overtime on Jan. 19 vs. Long Beach State hobbled him for two games vs. UC Irvine and he also overcame a sore shoulder... He failed to score in double figures only four times (9, 7, 9 and 8 points)... Finished the season strong, averaging 17.1 points and 6.6 assists as the Titans went 6-3 in the final nine games... Second to teammate Frank Robinson in the Big West in steals with 1.55 per game... Matched his career high with 30 points in losing effort vs. Texas-San Antonio on Dec. 28 at Florida International Tournament... Most impressive moments of season came on Nov. 23 when he personally outscored Pepperdine, 10-0, to turn a 60-57 deficit into a 67-60 lead on the way to a 76-66 victory.
CSF IN 2004-05: Was the most productive offensive player in the Big West Conference when you combine scoring and assists averages... With four more points he would have surpassed teammate Ralphy Holmes for the Big West scoring title, finishing third at 16.81 points per game behind Holmes (16.92) and Idaho's Dandrick Jones (16.83)... Brown also was third in assists at 4.66 per game behind UC Irvine's Aaron Fitzgerald (5.24) and Utah State's Spencer Nelson (4.75)... Brown was second in 3-point field goals made (2.66 per game to 2.72 by UCI's Ross Schraeder) and third in free-throw percentage (.827), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio and eighth in steals... Averaged about 36 minutes per game and left the floor in post-season for only the final minute out of a possible 205 minutes... Played all 45 minutes in the dramatic overtime win at Oregon State in the NIT... His 85 3-point field goals (in 244 attempts, .348) were the second best total in a season by a Titan (Don Leary made 89 in 1992-93)... Matched his career single-game best with 7 (in 11 attempts) at San Diego State on Dec. 21... Had career-high 30 points in overtime win at Eastern Washington on Dec. 10... Had double figures in assists on three occasions topped by career-best 13 vs. Hope International on Nov. 27... Twice selected Big West Conference Player of the Week -- on Dec. 13 for his 30-point effort at Eastern Washington and on Feb. 21 after totaling 37 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists in home wins over Idaho and Utah State... Failed to score in double figures only three times... His total of 538 points was the eighth-best season by a Titan... His .827 free-throw percentage was fifth best.
CSF IN 2003-04: Had the best freshman season by a Titan since Tony Neal in 1981-82, the last time a Fullerton player won conference freshman of the year honors... Brown averaged 13.2 points per game (Neal averaged only 10.9 ppg) to go with 3.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds... Was No. 10 scorer in the Big West Conference and No. 2 in 3-point field goals with 70 (in 173 attempts, .405), No. 4 in assists and No. 5 in assist-to-turnover ratio... Shot 85 percent from the foul line, making his final 19 free throw attempts over a 10-game span.... His 70 treys tied for fourth best (then) in a Fullerton season... Signaled what kind of a true freshman he would be with 22 points at Pepperdine on Dec. 1 and then poured in a season-high 27 in an overtime loss at USC, hitting 10 of 18 shots including 5 of 9 3-pointers... Made 7 of 12 treys vs. UCSB on Feb. 26... Twice had 7 assists in a game, vs. Eastern Washington on Dec. 13 and vs. Long Beach State on Feb. 14... Was selected Big West Player of the Week (Dec. 8)... Had a slump late in the first round of conference play, totaling only 21 points over a 4-game span... But erupted for 24 points vs. UC Irvine on Feb. 12 (6 of 9 treys) and finished strong... Appeared in all 28 games, 13 as a starter, but came off the bench the final 10 games... Made 24 of 41 (.585) treys after going 0-for-9 on season-opening road trip to Arizona.
WESTCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior averaged 15 points and 7 assists for Coach Ed Azzam's Comets... Earned fourth-team all-state honors, second-team all-city selection by the Daily Breeze and second-team all-area status... In the playoffs he averaged 19 points and 8 assists... Two-year varsity letterman as Westchester won back-to-back Div. I state championships and a mythical national championship.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 24, 1984, in Los Angeles, California... Parents are Bobby Brown and Regina Jefferson of Los Angeles... Nickname "L.B." derives from "Little Bobby"... Has a sister, Janika Pratt, 17... Communications major whose ambition is to play professionally... Is engaged to be married to Keana Essex... Switched jersey number from "2" to "3" between his freshman and sophomore seasons... Most memorable sports thrill was making the game-winning shot as a 10-year-old at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena with the highlight airing later that night on KCOP Channel 13 News... Credits Coaches Azzam and George North for letting him showcase his talents.