In our continuing series on Siena Legends we take a look at Marc Brown , one the starters as voted on by the fans, for the Siena Legends Game coming up on July,19. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets by clicking on the link to the right.
Marc Brown “Showbiz” played for the Saints from 1987-1991. Often regarded as the greatest player in program history, Brown is Siena’s all-time leading scorer with 2,284 points (18.6 ppg). His 816 points his senior year is the second highest season total, behind only Doremus Bennerman’s 858 in 1994. His point total was aided by his accuracy from behind the arc where he hit 42.3% of his shots 5th all-time and his 3-pointers made (224) ranks 4th. Marc’s 221 steals are also fourth in Siena history. Despite all those converted field goals Brown was also a very capable distributer. He is second all-time in assists with 796, a 6.5 assist per game average, highest in Siena history.
He scored 32 points, including the winning free throws, in the 1989 NCAA tournament win against Stanford. That perfomance and victory propelled Siena into the national spotlight and set the stage for future success. Marc topped that 32 point total three times in his career, setting a career high with 44 during his senior season, the second highest single game total in school history.
He was named to the NAC All-Rookie Second Team in 1988, First team All-NAC in 1989, First Team All-MAAC in 1990, and MAAC Player of the Year in 1991.In recognition of his accomplishments Brown achieved AP Honorable Mention All-American status in his senior season. He was inducted into the Siena Hall of Fame in 1998 and achieved the highest of honors when his No. 4 jersey was retired during the 2010-11 season.
How did you end up attending Siena?
Mike Deane saw me at five star basketball camp and recruited me to attend Siena.
What is your favorite Siena memory on the court?
My favorite on the court Siena memory is Steve McCoy tipping in Tom Huerter’s missed jump shot to give us the North Atlantic Conference championship and the school’s first NCAA tourney berth in 1989. The game was played at the Hartford Civic Center against Boston University in an empty gym. The measles outbreak at the Siena kept fans from attending.
What is your favorite Siena memory off the court?
My favorite Siena memory off the court was my graduation in 1991. I was able to graduate in four years without summer school while playing Division 1 basketball!
What have you been doing since you left Siena?
After Siena I played professionally for 15 years both in the US and abroad. I have played in Portugal, Brazil, France, Venezuela, and Mexico. I retired from playing in May 2007. I became the head men’s basketball coach at New Jersey City University in October of 2007. I just completed my 5th season at NJCU.
Where do you reside, and tell us about your family:
I reside in Union, NJ. I have been married thirteen years to Marisa Brown. My wife is a native of the city Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We have two sons, Marc Brown Jr., who is six years old and Mason Carom Brown who is three months old.
What are you most looking forward to about the Legends Game?
I am looking forward to seeing all Siena alum! I don’t get up to the area much so I am also looking forward to seeing the fans who supported us during my span as a student-athlete at Siena.
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