Tico Brown

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Tico Brown
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 56)
Kokomo, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Kokomo (Kokomo, Indiana)
College Emmanuel (1975–1976)
Georgia Tech (1976–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards

Quautico "Tico" Brown (born July 17, 1957) is a former American professional basketball player.[1]

A 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard born in Kokomo, Indiana, Brown began his college career in 1975 at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, before starring at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1976–79, averaging 16 points per game over three seasons.

He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (23rd pick overall) of the 1979 NBA draft and spent 10 seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), where he was a member of two championship teams. He retired in 1988 as the league's all-time leading scorer (8,538 points) and was voted to the All-Time CBA Team. He also played overseas in Switzerland, Venezuela, and Belgium.

A prolific scorer, Brown scored 53 points in a February 1987 game while playing for the CBA's Savannah (Ga.) Spirits. He also logged a 52-point game 11 days earlier and had a 51-point game in December 1986. In a double-overtime game during the 1983 CBA Championship Series, Brown scored 60 points to help the Detroit Spirits down the Montana Golden Nuggets, 136-128.

In October 2007, Brown was inducted into the Howard (Indiana) County Sports Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoosier daddy: Ex-Savannah Spirits star Tico Brown recalls unlikely path that led him to honor | savannahnow.com". Retrieved 2011-04-07.