Raptors 905 guard Lorenzo Brown was named the 2017-18 NBA G League Most Valuable Player in a vote by the league’s 26 head coaches and general managers.
Brown (6-5, 187, North Carolina State), who signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors last July, averaged team highs of 18.8 points, 8.9 assists and 1.78 steals in 32 games (all starts) for defending NBA G League champion Raptors 905.
He also averaged 5.2 rebounds and shot 46.8 percent from the field. Raptors 905 (31-19) went 25-7 with Brown in the lineup.
In his fifth NBA G League season, Brown helped lead Raptors 905 to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Raptors 905 defeated the Grand Rapids Drive in the first round, the Westchester Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and the Erie BayHawks in the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA G League Playoffs. The team currently trails the Austin Spurs 1-0 in the NBA G League Finals.
Santa Cruz Warriors guard Quinn Cook, a two-way player with the Golden State Warriors, finished second in the NBA G League MVP voting. Westchester Knicks guard Trey Burke, who was called up by the New York Knicks in January, finished third.