John Brown was named a 2014 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legend on Wednesday.
Jan. 22, 2014
Columbia, Mo. - John Brown, one of the all-time great performers in Missouri Basketball history, was named a 2014 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legend and will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, March 12-16, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
"The Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
Joining Brown in the 2014 class include: Eddie Phillips, Alabama; Clint McDaniel, Arkansas; Gerald White, Auburn; Greg Stolt, Florida; D.A. Layne, Georgia; Tony Delk, Kentucky; Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), LSU; Ansu Sesay, Ole Miss; Erick Dampier, Mississippi State; Gary Gregor, South Carolina; Ed Wiener, Tennessee; Dr. John Thornton, Texas A&M and Matt Freije, Vanderbilt.
"There are some tremendous names on the SEC Legends list and it's an honor to represent Missouri at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Atlanta next month," John Brown said. "I want to thank Commissioner Mike Slive, Mike Alden and Coach Haith, and I am extremely proud to represent our university at this fantastic event."
A native of Dixon, Mo., Brown led Mizzou in scoring and rebounding his final two seasons and averaged nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds per game for his three-year career. A member of the school's Hall of Fame and All-Century Team, Brown ranks 16th in career scoring at Missouri with 1,421 points (just three seasons) and is fourth in career rebounding average (10.0).
"What a fitting tribute that our second inductee from Mizzou is John Brown," said Mizzou Director of Athletics Mike Alden. "John was a tremendous representative of our University, both as a student-athlete and throughout his professional career. We are looking forward to seeing John honored by the Southeastern Conference in Atlanta as part of the Allstate SEC Basketball Legends event."
A 6-foot-7 forward, Brown was a member of the 1972 United States Olympic Team (did not play due to injury) and was drafted 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in 1973, being named to the 1974 NBA All-Rookie Team. He finished his NBA career scoring 3,616 points and played for Atlanta, Chicago and Utah during his NBA tenure.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.
Highlighting the schedule of events at the Sunkist Soda SEC FanFare will be appearances by selected legends. The FanFare will be open Thursday-Saturday, March 13-15.
This marks the 16th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.
Last year's group included Wimp Sanderson, Alabama; Jerry Carlton, Arkansas; Ronnie Battle, Auburn; Bill Koss, Florida; Tim Bassett, Georgia; Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky; Geert Hammink, LSU; Rahim Lockhart, Ole Miss; Horatio Webster, Mississippi State; Norm Stewart, Missouri; Eddie Fogler, South Carolina; Len Kosmalski, Tennessee; John Beasley, Texas A&M; Mike Rhodes, Vanderbilt.
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