Bucks make deal with 76ers to get draft pick Sterling Brown

SMU's Jarrey Foster and Sterling Brown celebrate at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals, Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (Jessica Hill/AP)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired the rights to sign rookie Sterling Brown from the Philadelphia 76ers for cash considerations.

Brown was the 46th overall selection in last month’s NBA draft.

The 6-foot-6 guard played four seasons at SMU and made 106 starts in a school-record 136 games. He was a second-team all-conference selection last year after averaging 13.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. As a junior, Brown set a single-season school record by making 53.6 per cent of his 3-pointers. His career 3-point percentage of 45.1 per cent is second in SMU history.

Brown’s brother, Shannon, played in the NBA from 2006-15.

The Bucks also signed former University of Wisconsin star Bronson Koenig to a two-way contract, which allows him to play in the NBA’s G-League while spending up to 45 days with the Bucks. Koenig will be playing for his home-state Wisconsin Herd.

Koenig played in two Final Fours and the 2015 national championship game while at Wisconsin. He averaged 14.5 points and made a single-season school record 103 3-pointers for the Badgers last season.

Undrafted rookie JeQuan Lewis of VCU also has signed a free agent deal with Milwaukee. The 6-foot guard averaged 15.2 points and 4.5 assists last season, made the all-conference first team and the all-Atlantic 10 tournament team.

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