NORMAL — Former Illinois State guard Tyler Brown has been acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League and is expected to play his first game with the team on Saturday.
Brown joins former Redbird teammate Jackie Carmichael in the D-League. Carmichael joined the Iowa Energy on Jan. 2. The Red Claws play the Energy on April 4 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The D-League’s Texas Legends initially acquired Brown before sending him to Maine as part of a four-team trade.
Brown had signed and played professionally in France after finishing his career with the Redbirds last spring by being named to the all-Missouri Valley Conference second team. He ranks No. 38 on the ISU career scoring with 1,046 points and sixth on the school’s career 3-pointers made list with 159.