Q&A with Brooklyn Nets' Markel Brown: Former Oklahoma State standout off and running at summer league

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 7, 2014

photo - Oklahoma State basketball player Markel Brown addresses local reporters at a media gathering held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater. The Cowboys will play Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Photo by KT King/For the Oklahoman
Oklahoma State basketball player Markel Brown addresses local reporters at a media gathering held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater. The Cowboys will play Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Photo by KT King/For the Oklahoman

You worked out a couple of times for the Thunder, didn’t you?

Just once.

Thunder GM Sam Presti was in Stillwater a lot watching you guys. Was there a moment that you thought that maybe you could land with them?

Yeah, I did. I mean, I was high on some people’s boards. I was low on some people’s boards. But I’m happy to be in this position I am now.

What kind of feedback did the Thunder give you?

I mean, you can’t really tell in those situations. They don’t really give you the real feedback unless they really want you.

What do you want to get out of this week?

I just want to be able to learn and pick up on things that I didn’t do at the college level that I can transition to the NBA level. Just playing fast-paced basketball again.

To have Marcus Smart out here with you, what does that do for you, being able to go through this week together?

It does a lot for both of us because we played two years at Oklahoma State, and we always depended on each other. We can always come to each other for advice or anything like that. So having him out here at the same time as me, it’s going to be great for both of us. At the end of the day, I can play my game and he can play his game and we can go back to the room and talk it out and figure it out for the next day.

You and Mason Plumlee are both incredible athletes. Have you two have any dunk competitions in practice or anything like that yet?

Not yet. That’s coming soon, though.

 

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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