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OKC Thunder Signs Markel Brown

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 24, 2019 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed guard Markel Brown to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

The Oklahoma State product has appeared in 113 games (35 starts) as a member of the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets where he owns career averages of 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.9 minutes per game.

This past season, Brown played in Turkey for Darüşşafaka where he saw action in 33 games (18 starts) and posted averages of 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.4 minutes.

During the 2017-18 season, Brown appeared in 22 games (20 starts) with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League and averaged 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.41 steals in 31.4 minutes per game before signing a Two-Way Contract with the Rockets.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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