Tookie Brown signs first professional contract to play in Belgium

Tookie Brown signed a professional contract to play in Belgium. 

Amanda Arnold

Former Georgia Southern men’s basketball guard and Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Tookie Brown, will start his professional career with Belgium team Hubo Limburg United.

The team is apart of the Pro Basketball League, also known as the Euromillions Basketball League. In 2017, Limburg was the league’s runner up in the Belgian Basketball Cup.

He officially signed on July 20, exactly one month after going undrafted in the NBA Draft. 

Brown will join former Stanford and Pittsburgh swingmen Dorian Pickens and Jared Wilson-Frame, respectfully, on the roster. This season, Limburg was led by Seton Hall alumni Khadeen Carrington, who averaged about 15 points per game and has since found a spot on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s summer league team.

Brown had a highly decorated collegiate career, including four NABC All-District First Team titles, AP All-American Honorable Mention and four All-Sun Belt First Team titles.

Brown finished his senior season averaging about 17 points and four rebounds per game. He was the first player in the conference to surpass 2,000 points and 500 assists. 

GS head coach Mark Byington has nothing but praise for Brown.

“I am really happy for Tookie,” he said. “He is a professional basketball player and is playing in the top league in Belgium. He is only at the beginning of his professional career, and I anticipate him using this chance to facilitate other great professional opportunities.”

There are several other former Eagles playing in Europe, including B.J Gladden, who signed a free agent contract to play for CDB Enrique Benitez in Spain last summer.

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]