Gabe Brown confirms NBA Draft decision in note to Spartan Nation
Michigan State’s Gabe Brown has confirmed this weekend’s reports that he will be entering the 2022 NBA Draft.
Brown shared a lengthy note on his Twitter account reflecting on his time in East Lansing. He confirmed he will not be using his available year of eligibility.
“My dad’s dream was for me to go to college at Michigan State and for the last four years, I’ve been able to out not only his dream, but mine. Getting the chance to play for Coach Izzo and to be part of this program is something I’ll never forget. There were some ups and down and challenges over the last couple of years, but I always remained myself and stuck to what I know best and that is my work. I wouldn’t trade my experience at Michigan State for anything. They gave a kid from Yspilanti a chance. I never thought I’d say I was a college graduate, but I am and I’m proud of work that I did in the classroom as well.
“To my teammates, my brothers, I’ll never forget you. We are brothers for life. The memories we made on and off the court will last a lifetime.
“Spartan Nation, thank you for always being there for me with love and support. Those moments in the Breslin Center, I’ll always remember. Y’all really are the best fans in the country!!
“All of my family and friends, basketball coaches and trainers I have met have always pushed me and been supportive of me pursuing my dream and I think y’all for that.
“Coach Izz, DJ, OG, Woj, Monty and all of the staff, I thank you for all of the time you’ve worked with me over the last four years. You helped me not only become a better player, but a better person and those are lessons I’ll carry with me forever. While I have the chance to come back and play another year, I have decided to forgo my last year enter my name in the 2022 NBA Draft and hire an agent.
“I’ll always be a Spartan Dawg!!”
A co-captain, Brown was Michigan State’s leading scorer this season, averaging 11.6 points per game and shooting 42.8% from the floor, adding 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per outing.
— Gabe Brown (@_Going_Pro_) March 28, 2022