Full Name:
Brian Brown
Position:
Guard
College:
Ohio State
Height:
6-4
Weight:
200
High School:
Bishop Laughlin HS (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Birthdate:
February 14, 1979
Birthplace:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Finished four-year career at Ohio State ranked second in school history in career games played (129), seventh in career assists (374), tied for eighth in career three pointers made (107), and 20th in total points (1,384).
Was inserted into the starting lineup at the start of the NCAA Tournament during his freshman year and started every game in his career after that, a string of 98 straight games.
Along with classmate Boban Savovic, is only two Buckeyes ever to play in four NCAA Tournaments and record four consecutive 20-win seasons.
At the PIT, averaged 14.0 points, 4.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 52.8 percent from the field.


AT OHIO STATE
As a senior, started all 32 games for Ohio State and was voted First Team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media.
Led the Buckeyes in scoring (16.7 ppg) in Big Ten play and was honored with the team’s Jerry Lucas Most Valuable Player Award.
Scored in double figures in 29 of Ohio State’s 32 games, including 26 of the last 27.
Selected to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after scoring 47 points in three Ohio State wins, including a then-career-high 27 points in the semifinals against Illinois.
Scored a career-high 33 points on 13-of-19 shooting in the Buckeyes’ opening round NCAA Tournament victory over Davidson.

As a junior, selected Third Team All-Big Ten by the media and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches.
Honored with the team’s Most Improved Player and Academic Excellence awards.
Scored in double figures in 27 of 31 contests and led the Buckeyes in assists in 20 of those contests, including a career-best eight assists vs. Coppin State.
Tied John Havlicek’s record when he shot 9-for-9 from the floor, including 5-for-5 from beyond the arc, against Florida State in Alaska.
Posted a season-high 25 points vs. Michigan.

As a sophomore, more than doubled his scoring average, improving from 4.1 ppg to 8.9 ppg.
Also raised his free throw shooting percentage by 300 points (to .819 from .519).
Scored in double figures 13 times.

As a freshman, started all five of the Buckeyes’ NCAA Tournament games, including their Final Four matchup with Connecticut.
Averaged 5.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists (with only 1.6 turnovers), and 28.0 minutes in those games.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 36 5 52 133 .391 27 52 .519 60 69 29 3 147 4.1
1999-00 30 30 96 187 .513 59 72 .819 124 73 28 6 268 8.9
2000-01 31 31 158 354 .446 93 131 .710 137 127 43 5 449 14.5
2001-02 32 32 183 372 .492 120 158 .759 127 105 28 4 520 16.3
Totals 129 98 489 1046 .467 299 413 .724 448 374 128 18 1384 10.7
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 16-for-44 (.364); 1999-00, 17-for-52 (.327); 2000-01, 40-for-99 (.404); 2001-02, 34-for-88 (.386). Totals: 107-for-283 (.378).