Marcus Brown (Higher Vision Sports), will be inducted into the State of Arkansas Hall of Fame this Friday on March 8, 2013.
Brown, a former Euroleague basketball star, started his career at West Memphis High School and went on to become Murray State University’s third all-time leading scorer with 2,236 points.
Brown was inducted into his University’s Hall of Fame on February 6, 2010 and on October 17, 2011 Brown was honored and given a special medal of honor from the Euroleague and Arvydas Sabonis in front of 16,000 fans.
The well known Marcus Brown had a highly successful professional career in Europe winning 20 Championships and domestic cups and played in the Euroleague final four on three separate occasions.
Brown was the first American to be the Euroleague all time scoring leader earlier in his career. Brown ended his 13-year professional career as the Euroleague’s all-time leading scorer, winning five most valuable player awards in his career.
As a high school basketball player, he led West Memphis to the 1991 Class AAAA state championship and the overall championship.
In his senior year at Murray State, Brown finished as the nation’s second-leading scorer behind California’s Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
He was drafted in the second round of the 1996 NBA draft by Portland. After playing briefly at Portland, Vancouver and Detroit, he became the highest-paid American player during his career in the Euroleague.
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