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Meet Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown was born and raised in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Tender Care for Pre-K, St. Eulalia, Lexington Elementary School, and Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. Throughout his years from grade school to high school, Shannon sought out opportunities to motivate and break barriers in both academics and athletics. In high school, Shannon was named, “Illinois Mr. Basketball” and was a “McDonald’s All-American.” All while embodying the true spirit of a scholar enjoying all subjects. Showing that being an athlete calls for both intellect and integrity. Shannon continued his excellence at Michigan State University. During his 3 years as a Michigan State Spartan, he was chosen as a second-team All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Defensive player. Shannon’s power, agility, and bold energy manifested in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft as the 25th pick. 


As Shannon bridges his love for basketball and his hometown together, children, youth and adults are being supported through his various business endeavors. He is encouraging his community to promote Sacrifice, Ambition, Loyalty, Unremitting, Truth, and Education to lend to various attributes of their lives. Shannon is doing this through The Brown Brothers S.A.L.U.T.E Foundation, which is co-founded with his brother, Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks.


  • 2003 “Illinois Mr. Basketball” and “McDonald’s All-American”

  • 2003 Sun Times Illinois Player of the Year

  • 2003 Tribune Illinois Player of the Year

  • 2003 Tribune 1st Team All State

  • 5-Star Recruit by

  • 2003 listed as No. 1 shooting guard and No. 3 player in the nation.

  • 2003 All-Big Ten Defensive player

  • 2003 Second-Team All-Big Ten

  • Co-MVP of Jordan Capital Classic All American

  • Slam Magazine All-American

  • Parade Magazine All-American

  • USA Today 1st Team All-American

  • Final Four at Michigan State University

  • MVP of the Austin Regional

  • 25th pick in the 2006 NBA draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2006 NBA Playoffs with Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2008 Chicago Bulls

  • 2008-2009 Charlotte Bobcats

  • 2009-2011 Los Angeles Lakers

  • 2009 & 2010 2X NBA Champion with the Lakers

  • 2010 NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest participant

  • 2011-2013 Phoenix Suns

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