John Brown (basketball, born 1951)
John Young Brown (born December 14, 1951) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A forward, he played collegiately at the University of Missouri. He was a graduate of Dixon High School in Dixon, Missouri. Brown was selected for the 1972 Olympic team, but due to injury did not compete in the games.
Brown during his sophomore season at Missouri.
|Born||December 14, 1951|
Frankfurt, West Germany
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Dixon (Dixon, Missouri)|
|NBA draft||1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Number||50, 32, 52|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,614 (7.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,126 (4.4 rpg)|
|Assists||703 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Brown was selected tenth overall in the 1973 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, and was named to the 1974 NBA All-Rookie Team. His final season was split between the Hawks and the Utah Jazz in 1979–80. Brown also played for the Chicago Bulls for one season and several years in Italy after leaving the NBA.
On March 10, 2019, the University of Missouri retired Brown's number 50 jersey in a ceremony at halftime of their final home game of the 2018–19 season.
- Schiffer, Alex (March 9, 2019). "'Now I can die': Mizzou retires John Brown's No. 50 basketball jersey". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- NBA stats at basketballreference.com
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