Tico Brown

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Tico Brown
Personal information
Born (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 60)
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
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 1979–1988
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1979–1982 Anchorage Northern Knights
1982–1985 Detroit Spirits
1986–1988 Savannah Spirits
Career highlights and awards

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

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

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.

Kokomo, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Kokomo is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. Kokomo is Indiana's 13th-largest city. It is the principal city of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard county. Kokomo's population was 46,113 at the 2000 census, and 45,468 at the 2010 census. On January 1, 2012, Kokomo successfully annexed more than 7 square miles (18 km2) on the south and west sides of the city, including Alto and Indian Heights, increasing the city's population to nearly 57,000 people.

Emmanuel College (Georgia) university in Franklin Springs, Georgia, USA

Emmanuel College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Emmanuel enrolls more than 900 students. The college offers both associate and bachelor's degrees with a 44% graduation rate within six years.

Franklin Springs, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Franklin Springs is a city in Franklin County, Georgia, United States. The population was 952 at the 2010 census, up from 762 in 2000. Emmanuel College is located here.

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.

Utah Jazz professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference, Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The franchise began play in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, an expansion team based in New Orleans; the Jazz moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.

The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league. These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted. College players who have finished their four-year college eligibility are automatically eligible for selection, while the underclassmen have to declare their eligibility and give up their remaining college eligibility. International players who are at least 22 years old are automatically eligible for selection, while the players younger than 22 have to declare their eligibility. Players who are not automatically eligible but have declared their eligibility are often called "early-entrants" or "early-entry candidates". The draft usually takes place near the end of June, during the NBA offseason. Since 1989, the draft has consisted of two rounds; this is much shorter than the entry drafts of the other major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, all of which run at least seven rounds. Sixty players are selected in each draft. No player may sign with the NBA until he has been eligible for at least one draft.

Continental Basketball Association Defunct mens basketball minor league

The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States. For most of its existence the CBA was the second-tier of men's professional basketball in the United States behind the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA formed a working agreement to develop players and referees in the CBA during the 1980s. Until the NBA formed the National Basketball Development League in 2001, the CBA served as the official minor league to the NBA.

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]

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.

Miami Hurricanes mens basketball

The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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References

  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 .