Tico Brown

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Tico Brown
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Brown as a junior at Georgia Tech
Personal information
Born (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 63)
Kokomo, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Kokomo (Kokomo, Indiana)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1979–1988
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1979–1982 Anchorage Northern Knights
1982–1985 Detroit Spirits
1986–1988 Savannah Spirits
Career highlights and awards

Quautico Moreno "Tico" Brown (born July 17, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player. [1] He was born in Kokomo, Indiana. At 6'5" tall, and 180-pounds, he played at the shooting guard position.


College career

Brown began his college basketball 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.

Professional career

Brown 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 (with 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. [2]

Post-playing career

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. [3]

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  1. "Hoosier daddy: Ex-Savannah Spirits star Tico Brown recalls unlikely path that led him to honor | savannahnow.com" . Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  2. Wieberg, Steve (March 31, 1983). "Brown's 60 give Spirits 136–128 CBA lift". USA Today .
  3. RION BROWN Personal.