This can't be the professional beginning J'Covan Brown was hoping for.
The former Longhorn went undrafted in June, and will now miss an entire summer's worth of basketball because of a strained right Achilles, the Beaumont Enterprise reported Friday.
Brown had signed with the Miami Heat, and was prepared to play with them in summer leagues. The injury occurred sometime during practices. Even if he were to return in the fall -- the timetable the BE reported -- there's little chance an injured Brown would still be on the Heat by then.
This past season, Brown scored 34 against Missouri despite a nagging ankle sprain, which he said afterwards had him playing at "70 percent."