Former OSU men’s basketball captain passes away

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Over the weekend, former Ohio State men’s basketball captain Jamaal Brown passed away at the age of 52.

Brown died at his home in Texas, according to the Ohio State Buckeyes’ website.

The Arlington, Texas native appeared in 127 games and started in 126 of those games.

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Brown played from 1988-1992, leading the Buckeyes to back-to-back Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1992, and served as a team captain during his senior season in 1992.

During Brown’s four seasons, the Buckeyes made three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 appearance and an Elite Eight appearance.

His career highlight came in January 1991 after earning 29 points during Ohio State’s 93-85 victory over No. 3 Indiana inside Assembly Hall.

Fellow captain and teammate Tony White said Brown was “a guy who knew how to play the game, didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes, made jump shots, was a physical presence and a great defender.”

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