Despite being born in Utah, Brown was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He played high school basketball at South San Antonio West Campus High School, a school on the south side of San Antonio, where a large Hispanic community resides. He also became the all-time high school scorer in greater San Antonio while at South San Antonio West Campus.
Brown played four seasons at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the all time leading scorer in school history with 1,922 career points. His collegiate averages were 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.75 steals in 32.0 minutes. In addition to that, Brown is the only player in UTSA school history to record a triple double - a 33 point, 11 rebound, 11 assist performance on February 17, 2001 against the Louisiana-Monroe Indians. Brown was named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998-99 and named First Team All-Southland Conference three times. His number was retired by UTSA, the first Roadrunner to receive such an honor.
Although Brown was not selected in the 2002 NBA Draft, his professional career began with an invite to the San Antonio Spurs' training camp in 2002. He was cut before the season started but then re-signed in November 2002 for two weeks. Brown was drafted with the second overall pick of the then-named National Basketball Development League draft by the Fayetteville Patriots. He played 44 games for the Patriots and was named the 2003 NBDL Most Valuable Player as well as the NBDL Rookie of the Year. He averaged 16.9 points on 50% shooting, 4.1 rebounds and two assists in 24.7 minutes. He earned a ten-day contract with the Denver Nuggets in April 2003 and started two games. Afterwards, Brown was signed for the third and final time by the Spurs. Brown appeared in 58 games in 2003-2004, logging major minutes as the season progressed and played a major role in the playoffs. In Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and three assists in a playoff-career-high 28 minutes.
- Devin Brown - Official Site