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July 17, 1957 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Kokomo (Kokomo, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|1979–1982||Anchorage Northern Knights|
|Career highlights and awards|
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 eight 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 on March 30, 1983 during the CBA Championship Series, Brown scored 60 points to help the Detroit Spirits down the Montana Golden Nuggets, 136-128. His team went on to win the best-of-seven championship 4 games to 3.
In October 2007, Brown was inducted into the Howard (Indiana) County Sports Hall of Fame.
One of Tico's sons, Rion, played for the University of Miami men's basketball team from 2010 to 2014.
- "Hoosier daddy: Ex-Savannah Spirits star Tico Brown recalls unlikely path that led him to honor | savannahnow.com". Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Wieberg, Steve (March 31, 1983). "Brown's 60 give Spirits 136-128 CBA lift". USA Today.