Saturday, February 11, 2017

HBU Huskies honor former player Eddie Brown

HBU Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci
with the framed tribute to Eddie Brown.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 11, 2017) The Houston Baptist University Huskies honored former player Eddie Brown during halftime of the HBU vs. Lamar men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Brown, who passed away on February 13, 2016 is the Huskies’ all-time leading scorer with 1,939 points. He played for HBU from 1968 to 1972 and hold numerous records in the history of HBU basketball.

Brown had a career game high 41 points in HBU’s 81-78 loss to Bishop College on February 8, 1969. He is ranked sixth in team history in scoring average (18.8 points per game) and holds the record for free throws against Sam Houston State, with 20 in 1968-1969.

He played his prep ball for Rosa A. Scott High School in Madison, Mississippi and was a four-year letter award winner for the Huskies from 1968 to 1972. He graduated from HBU in four years and was a U.S. Army veteran. In an HBU press release on February 13, 2016 after Brown's passing, current head coach Ron Cottrell was quoted:

I can't begin to express the sadness I feel, and our entire team feels, at learning of the passing of our dear friend and fellow Husky Eddie Brown. We lost a true legend and ambassador for HBU and our basketball program. Eddie was very involved in our program and a mentor to many of our young men over the years. We will miss him greatly. Heaven is enjoying a great exhibition of basketball talent and a person of true friendship tonight."

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