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Eric Brown

position

Forward

Height

6-6

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Brooklyn, NY

Major

Business

High School

Boys and Girls HS

Eric Brown - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

ERIC BROWN

JUNIOR (1987-88):

Set an all-time Miami record for field goal percentage by hitting on 58 percent of his shots from the field (193-333)…tallied 551 points, the best single-season performance by any Hurricane since the rebirth of the program three years ago…recorded the highest mark in UM history for free throws made with 161…recorded 10 20-point games and two 30-point contests…exploded for a career-high 39 points in Miami’s 1101-107 win over Alabama State to mark the highest individual scoring total by a Hurricane since the program was reinstated…Also added 14 rebounds vs. ASU…accounted for 24 markers in a 81-68 Miami victory…made a triumphant homecoming at Madison Square Garden (2/1) vs. Marist, scoring 19 points and collecting 14 rebounds off of the bench while earning “MVP” honors in Miami’s thrilling overtime win (79-76)…tied his career-high for points with 39…pumped in 23 points and recorded nine rebounds in Miami’s 92-71 victory at South Florida…led the ‘Canes past Central Florida (100-80) with 10 rebounds and 26 points…in the last nine games of 1987-88, Brown averaged 22.0 points per game, recorded nine blocked shots and 14 dunks.

SOPHOMORE 1986-87:

Recorded a team-high of 15.9 scoring average, while also finishing the year ranked second in rebounding wit h5.9 average…with a 5.9 average…was the Hurricane’s leading scorer in 14 of the 31 games…also topped the squad in rebounding on five separate occasions…tallied double figure scoring totals in 26 games…scored 20 points or more in ten games…turned in a then career-high scoring performance of 27 points in Miami’s 92-88 loss to NCAA Final Four participant Providence in the Knight Center…recorded a career-best 14 of 17 free throw attempts vs. the Friars…other top scoring outings included 26 points vs. Penn state (11of 18 from the floor) and 24 points in wins over Stanford and Maryland-Eastern Shore.

FRESHMAN 1985-86:

Was elected to Basketball Weekly’s Freshman all-American Team, while finishing the year as the nation’s ninth-leading freshman scorer in NCAA Division I…selected by his teammates as the MVP for the season after leading the ‘Canes in scoring (460), rebounding (208), field goals (174), free throws (112) and minutes played (33 per game)…also led the team in scoring in 12 separate games and topped the Hurricane rebounding chart on 14 occasions…scored in double figures in all but two games, while surpassing the 20-point barrier in ten games…collected t10 rebounds or more in six games, with his highest total (14) coming into Miami’s AMI Classic win over Georgia State.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Led Boys and Girls High School to two consecutive PSAL championships…team posted a 25-3 record in Brown’s senior year…earned first-team all-state honors as a senior after posting an 18.8 scoring average and a 13.1 rebounds per game average…also contributed 4.9 assists per game…his best individual performance came in 1985 game vs. Trenton (NJ) High School when he accounted for 35 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots…has played in tournaments in Germany, Hawaii, Boston and Las Vegas…earned the Trevor Mickens award for academic achievement.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Eric Anthony Brown…photo appeared in Sports Illustrated feature on Miami Basketball (Jan. 6, 1986)…majoring in business at Miami…born August 19, 1967. 

 Eric Brown 
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
 85-86  28  27  927  33  174  346  .503  0  0  .000  112  156  .718  0  0  208  7.4      61  90  18  24  460  16.4
 86-87  31  27  924  30  183  388  .472  14  38  .368  114  145  .786  59  125  184  5.9      71  80  11  32  494  15.9
 87-88  30  24  894  30  193  333  .580  4  13  .308  161  229  .703  69  145  214  7.1      37  84  31  22  551  18.4
TOTAL  89  78  2745  31  550  1067  .515  18  51  .353  387  530  .730  128  270  606  6.8      169  254  60  78  1505  16.9