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Roger Brown
Position(s) Forward/Guard
Jersey #(s) 35, 19, 1
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Born May 22, 1942
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died March 4, 1997 (aged 54)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Career information
Year(s) 1967–1975
College University of Dayton
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA and/or ABA)
Points     10,498
Rebounds     3,758
Assists     2,315
Stats @
Career highlights and awards

Roger William Brown (May 22, 1942 – March 4, 1997), nicknamed "The Rajah", was an American professional basketball player.



A 6'5" forward/guard, Brown starred at Brooklyn's Wingate High School and signed to play for the University of Dayton in 1960, but he was banned from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) when it was revealed that while still in High School and along with fellow Brooklyn star Connie Hawkins, he had been introduced to a gambler, Jack Molinas, who was involved in illegal point shaving. Brown was never accused of point shaving and his only crime was associating with Molinas. With the NCAA and NBA ban in place, he continued to play basketball in Dayton's amateur leagues, and in 1967 signed with the American Basketball Association (ABA)'s Indiana Pacers. During his eight-year (1967–1975) ABA career, spent with the Pacers, Memphis Sounds, and Utah Stars, Brown scored 10,498 points, appeared in four All-Star games, and earned three Championship rings.

Brown was one of seven players unanimously selected to the ABA All-Time Team in 1997. He is one of four players (the others are Reggie Miller, George McGinnis, and Mel Daniels) to have his jersey (#35) retired by the Pacers.


Brown died of liver cancer in 1997.


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Preceded by
Warren Jabali
ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player
Succeeded by
Zelmo Beaty


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