Elton Tyron Brand is a power forward positioned American Basketball Player of the National Baseball Association (NBA).
He plays in the team of Philadelphia 76ers. He was born in Cortlandt Manor, New York on March 11, 1979. He has also laid the foundation with the label of Elton Brand Foundation. This foundation works in Chicago, Peekskill and Durham. This foundation works to support the causes. Elton had a relationship with a girl Shahara Simons. She was his long term girlfriend and was also a fellow student at Duke. He married her in the summers of 2006.
In his time of high school, Elton was enrolled in Peekskill High School. Elton Brand has made 40 points and 20 rebounds per game. He was ranked in the top ten ranking in high school Basketball players. There, Elton Brand was selected as New York State Mr. Basketball.
Then, Elton Butler was admitted to the Duke University. In his college times, Elton Brand was entitled as the National Player of the Year. After the sophomore year at his college, Brand applied for the NBA Draft and was a selection of Chicago Bulls. He was among those players who have left their educational career for the sake of professional career.
Elton Brand has represented three teams from the time when he has joined this field of Basketball. He attended Chicago Bulls from 1999 to 2001 and averaged 20.1 points and 10 rebounds per game in the first year of his playing season. In May 2001, Elton Brand was honored as the Rookie of the Year with the other two players; Houston Rocket and Steve Francis.
From the year 1999 to 2001, he was among the Chicago Bulls. Then, he played being Los Angeles Clippers from the year 2001 to 2008. Finally, from the year 2008 to the present, he accepted the contract of Philadelphia 76ers.
Elton Brand has a shinning career with three gold medals in Basketball and one bronze medal. In 1999, he has won first gold medal in the 1999 San Juan, FIBA Americas Championship. Then in the same games in 2003, again he was awarded with the gold medal. He has also achieved gold medal in Goodwill Games. His bronze medal was awarded to him in FIBA World Championship 2006 at Japan.
The career highlights of Elton Brand are as follows: In the year 1999, Elton Brand was ACC Player of the year, Honored with the John Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and Naismith College Player of the Year.
In the year 2000, he was an NBA co-Rookie of the Year and was also titled as NBA All-Rookie First Team. He has won NBA Sportsmanship Award in the year 2006. In the same year and 2002, Elton Brand was also an NBA All-Star.
Elton Brand shares a business with Steve Marlton. He is a President and also a member of Gibraltar Films. Gibraltar Films conduct a production business and distribution of motion pictures of film industry. They acquire, produce and then distribute the motion pictures.