Pitt adds Panther 1,000 point scorer to program

Jeff Capel says he found a Pitt man with passion for basketball
Gilbert Brown leaning over
Photo credit University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Pitt head coach Jeff Capel has said he wants to reconnect the program with former players. Monday, Pitt named Gilbert Brown Director of Player and Alumni Development.

“Gil is an outstanding Pitt man with a great deal of passion for the game of basketball and the University of Pittsburgh,” Capel said in a statement from the university. “We connected immediately over basketball when I first started here at Pitt and he was rehabbing an injury and extending his playing career. I look forward to watching Gil continue to build great relationships with past, present, and future Pitt Basketball players and their families.”

Brown played five seasons at Pitt between 2006-11, playing only 3 games before redshirting his freshman year to starting all 34 games as a senior.  He finished with 1,048 points, 438 rebounds, 234 assists and was a part of two Big East Championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Harrisburg native played 10 seasons professionally including the NBA D-League, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Turkey.

Brown was most recently an associated head coach of a high school team in Connecticut.  He replaces another former Panther, Ronald Ramon, who left for an assistant coaching job at Fordham University.