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USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as a member of the June/July 2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team on June 25, 2018. Helped the USA to a 1-1 record after the USA lost to Mexico (78-70) in Mexico City and defeated Cuba (93-62) in Havana. Played in two games, averaged 10.0 minutes and 2.0 rebounds per game.
  • Named as a member of the 2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team on Feb. 20, 2018. Helped the USA to victories over Cuba (84-48) and Puerto Rico (83-75). Played in two games, averaged 8.5 minutes and 4.5 points per game.

Professional Notes

  • Played in 2017-18 for the NBA G League Salt Lake City Stars. Played in 45 games, started 34 games,  averaged 32.7        minutes, 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals. Shot 45.5 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from 3-point and 8.16 percent from the foul line.
  • Played in 2017-18 in two pre-season games for the NBA Utah Jazz, scored four points.
  • Played in 2016-17 for Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany), played in 40 games, started 39 games, averaged 25.0 minutes, 7.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game. Shot 43.1 percent from the field and 75.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Played in 2015–16 for Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany), played in 38 games, started 34, averaged 26.3 minutes, 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game. Shot 48.9 percent from the field, 34.4 from 3-point and 76.2 percent from the foul line.
  • Played for the Orlando Magic white team for the 2015 Orlando NBA Summer League.
  • Played in 2014–2015 for Okapi Aalstar (Belgium), played and started n 37 games averaged 31.6 minutes, 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game. Shot 53.0 percent from the field.
  • Played for the Phoenix Suns in 2014 on their summer league team in Las Vegas.

College Notes

  • Played four seasons (2010-11 through 2013-14) at North Dakota State  University.  
  • In four seasons at North Dakota State, played in 116 games, started 107 games, compiled 1,651 points (17.64 ppg.), 672 rebounds (5.8 rpg.), 340 assists (2.9 apg.) and 152 steals (1.3 spg.). Shot 48.6 percent from the field, 341.4 percent from  3-point and 78.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Capped his collegiate career at NDSU ranked fourth in free throws made (454), seventh in points (1,651), eighth in steals (153), ninth in three-pointers (125), and ninth in rebounds (671).
  • As a senior (2013-14), played and started in 32 games, averaged 34.0 minutes, 17.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals a game. Shot 47.1 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point and 78.5 percent from the foul line. Named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and Mid-Major All-American, Summit League Player of the Year, All-Summit League first team, NABC All-District (12) first team, 2014 Summit League All-Tournament Team.
  • As a junior (2012-13), played and started in 24 games, averaged 31.0 minutes, 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Shot 45.9 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from 3-point and 81.3 from the foul line. Named 2013 All-Summit League second team, 2013 Summit League All-Tournament Team.
  • As a sophomore (2011-12), played and started in 31 games, averaged 30.3 minutes, 15.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Shot 52.1 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from  3-point and 77.3 from the foul line. Named 2012 All-Summit League first team.
  • As a freshman ( 2010-11), played in 29 games, started 20 games, averaged 25.0 minutes, 8.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Shot 49.4 percent from the field, 28.9 percent from  3-point and 74.4 from the foul line. 
  • Redshirted the 2009-10 season.

Personal Notes

  • Is the son of Wayne and Kris Braun of Newberg, Oregon. Has four older sisters, Mallory, Kalie, Allison and Alexandra, and a younger brother, Nicholas.

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