Brent Darby

Brent Darby (June 6, 1981 – December 6, 2011)[1] was an American professional basketball player. He played at the point guard position.

Brent Darby
Personal information
Born(1981-06-06)June 6, 1981
River Rouge, Michigan
DiedDecember 6, 2011(2011-12-06) (aged 30)
Detroit, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
High schoolRiver Rouge (River Rouge, Michigan)
CollegeOhio State (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2010
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2003–2004AZS Koszalin
2004Spójnia Stargard Szczeciński
2004Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2004–2005Pallacanestro Trapani
2005–2006Carife Ferrara
2006–2007Air Avellino
2007–2008Dinamo Sassari
2008–2009Pistoia Basket 2000
2009Pepsi Caserta
2009–2010Limoges CSP
2010Reyer Venezia Mestre
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Darby played college basketball with the Ohio State Buckeyes, between 1999 and 2003, and was a part of two Big Ten champion teams. He averaged 9.6 points per game in his sophomore season, 12.8 points per game as a junior, and 18.3 points and 4.4 assists per game in his senior year, in 2002-03. At the end of his college career, he was ranked 25th on the school's career scoring list, with 1,368 points scored.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

After college, Darby played professional basketball internationally, from 2003 until 2009,[4] in Israel, Poland, Spain, and France (Limoges CSP), and he also spent several years in Italy (Pepsi Juvecaserta Basket, Giorgio Tesi PT, Banco di Sardegna Sassari, S.S. Felice Scandone (Sidigas AV), Umana Reyer Venezia Mestre).

Personal life and deathEdit

Darby eventually had to stop playing basketball, as he battled a series of blood clot problems. Doctors implanted filters in Darby's body to break up clots before they reached his lungs, and he had a surgery to remove a large clot from his leg. He died in 2011.


  1. ^ "Buckeye Extra: Brent Darby dead at 30". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  2. ^ Former Buckeye star Brent Darby dies.
  3. ^ ESPN Men's Basketball: Brent Darby stats.
  4. ^ Detroit News: Former River Rouge basketball star Brent Darby dies at age 30[permanent dead link]