John Brown drawing serious interest from Italian club Germani Brescia

Orazio Cauchi
Staff Writer
2022-04-09 09:46
Credit: Roman Kruchinin/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Roman Kruchinin/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

American big man John Brown III is drawing some serious interest from Italian club Germani Brescia, sources told BasketNews. The player is a free agent after parting ways with EuroLeague side UNICS Kazan

Brown, in the past few days, had already received a proposal from another Italian side, Treviso Basket, sources confirmed to BasketNews, but with Treviso being involved in the battle to avoid relegation, the player decided to wait for other opportunities. 

Brescia, on the other hand, is living a fantastic moment in the Italian Serie A. The team coached by Alessandro Magro currently sits in third place, behind only Virtus Bologna and Armani Exchange Milan. They've won 13 games in a row and their backcourt duo of Naz Mitrou-Long and Amedeo Della Valle is among the best in the league. 

John Brown

John  Brown
John  Brown
MIN: 30.79
PTS: 10.28 (51.04%)
REB: 4.76
As: 1.24
ST: 2.76
BL: 0.12
TO: 1.04
GM: 25

As things stand now, Brescia looks like the main alternative to Virtus Bologna and Armani Exchange Milan as a title contender and they're looking to make an important addition on the market before the beginning of the playoffs, sources told BasketNews. 

Recently, Germani Brescia tried to sign Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas but at that moment the player was still under contract with Russian side Zenit and the buyout request made by the team was considered too high by the Italian team, sources told BasketNews. 

Brescia has already made an offer to John Brown, sources told BasketNews, and they're now waiting for the final answer from the player. 

John Brown had already reached an agreement with the Australian team Perth Wildcats, as it was reported by our Donatas Urbonas, but he didn't receive in time the letter of clearance from UNICS so he was unable to join the team before the deadline for the transfers in the NBL. 

The American big man started his professional career in Italy, playing in the country's second division with Virtus Roma first and then with Treviso the season after. Then, he moved to the top division, signing for Happy Casa Brindisi, where he had two amazing seasons and became one of the most interesting big men on the market.



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