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LA Lakers pick Stanford shooter Anthony Brown with 34th pick


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers selected Stanford's Anthony Brown with their second-round pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

The Lakers added Brown to No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell and No. 27 selection Larry Nance Jr. in a busy draft.

Brown is a 6-foot-6 swingman with impressive outside shooting ability and a strong defensive ethic. He spent five years at Stanford, averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds as a senior while hitting 44.1 percent of his 3-pointers.

Brown is a Los Angeles-area native who graduated from high school in Fountain Valley.

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The Lakers were mostly an awful outside shooting team last season, so Brown could address an immediate need. Los Angeles also could use another strong wing defender.