Mizzou basketball to retire number of three-year star John Brown
From 1971 to 1973, John Brown was a star forward for the Norm Stewart-coached Missouri Tigers basketball team.
Brown racked up an impressive 1,421 points during his three-year career, ranking 16th on the Mizzou all-time list. He also averaged 10 rebounds per game and finished his career with 37 double-doubles (fourth all-time at Mizzou).
On Monday, Mizzou announced that Brown’s No. 50 jersey would be retired and hung in the rafter of Mizzou Arena alongside some other all-time great Tigers:
Per a release from the school, AD Jim Sterk complimented Brown’s impact both on and off the court:
“John Brown was one of the most-significant student-athletes of the Norm Stewart-era, and we look forward to honoring him for his outstanding achievements on the court next month,” Sterk said. “He is most deserving of this honor, and we look forward to celebrating with his family and friends.”
Brown was an All-American in 1973 and was picked No. 10 overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1973 NBA Draft.
His jersey retirement will be held on Saturday, March 9, when the Tigers close the regular season against the Ole Miss Rebels.