MIAMI — “Downtown” Terry Brown, one of only two players who have played in an NJCAA and NCAA championship game, is one of eight individuals and one team that will be inducted into the NEO Athletic Hall of Game Saturday, Sept. 15.
Other inductees will be Mike Butcher, baseball; Ronnie Lowe, football; Bill Yocum, football and wrestling; Dallas Kirk Lewis, women’s basketball; Kayce Grigg, softball; Bennie Crossland and Jim Ellis, contributors, and the 1986 NJCAA national champion football team.
Brown graduated from Clyde-Savannah Central High School in New York, where he finished his basketball career with 2,360 points and became the second all-time scorer in New York state history. He was recruited to NEO by hall of fame head coach Larry Gipson.
During his NEO career, Brown led the Norsemen to the 1989 NJCAA national championship, where he was the most valuable player of the national tournament. He was also named an NJCAA All-American in 1989, and finished his NEO career as the second all-time scorer with 1,007 points and 22.1 points per game.
Brown signed with the University of Kansas in 1989. In 1991, he became the KU single season 3-point leader, with 111 baskets. In only two seasons, his 200 3- pointers rank him fifth on KU’s all-time 3-point list.
Brown finished his college career by playing in the NCAA national championship game against Duke.
Brown successfully operated his own freelance graphic arts business for several years and now works for a major sports jewelry company.
The induction ceremony for Brown and the other honorees will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Calcagno Family Ballroom in the Bruce G. Carter Student Union.
The honorees also will be recognized during NEO’s football game against Trinity Valley.
Kickoff will be at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the event are on sale now.
For more information about the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame, contact Nancy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918) 540-6327.