Missouri’s Jabari Brown will play with Rockets’ summer league squad

06/27/2014 11:45 PM

06/27/2014 11:45 PM

Former Missouri shooting guard Jabari Brown didn’t hear his name called Thursday during the 2014 NBA Draft, but he didn’t need long to attach himself to an NBA franchise.

Brown, an Oregon transfer who declared for the draft after his junior season with the Tigers, confirmed Friday that he would play for the Houston Rockets’ summer league team in Orlando in a text message to The Star.

Brown, who led Missouri and the SEC in scoring last season at 19.9 points per game, joins a backcourt that includes NBA All-Star James Harden.

The Rockets drafted Arizona combo guard Nick Johnson in the second round, but Brown is the best shooter the team added. He shot 41 percent from three-point range as a junior at Missouri.

Houston finished in the middle of the pack last season, ranking 15th in the NBA in three-point shooting (35.8 percent).

Brown said he believes he’ll fit in well on a roster that also includes center Dwight Howard and point guard Jeremy Lin.

Former Alabama point guard Trevor Releford, a Bishop Miege graduate, reportedly will play for the Atlanta Hawks’ summer league squad.

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