Brian S. Lloyd ’96
Year Inducted: 2008
Although its been 12 years since Brian Lloyd has put on the Brown and White uniform, he is still regarded as one of best three-point shooters to ever step onto the Pizzitola Sports Center floor. With his “picture perfect” jumper, he left Brown owning three school records, and ranked near the top in six other statistical categories.
A two-year captain and a three-time All-Ivy selection, Lloyd could always be counted on to knock down the open three-point shot or drain clutch free throws down the stretch of a big Ivy League game. Brown basketball fanatics can still remember his rainbow three-pointer with four seconds left to play that lifted the Bears to a 60-58 victory over Cornell, or his three free throws at the end of regulation to send a game at Yale into overtime en route to a thrilling Brown victory.
His superb shooting ranked him 15th all-time in scoring with 1,031 points, and set three school records in three point field goals in a career (215, 1992-96), three point field goals in a season (72. 1993-94), and also three point field goals in a game (9 vs. Lafayette). He was also seventh all-time in career free throw percentage at .783 percent.
Lloyd received the J. Richmond Fales Trophy after being named Brown’s Most Valuable Player in 1994. In 1995, he earned Second Team All-Ivy honors and the Thomas Hoagland ’63 Award, which is presented to a member of the varsity team who exemplifies unselfishness through commitment and hard work both on the court and in the community. The following year, he earned Second Team All-Ivy again, and received the Robert Wyatt Award, which is given to the member of the team whose dedication, extra effort, and hard work demonstrated his love for the game.
While many of Lloyd’s accomplishments can easily be found in the record books, it is what he contributed to his team and his community that sets him apart from the rest. He participated in numerous community service activities, including when he taught children on the East Side English, as well as basketball. He was also instrumental in bringing in a nutritionist from Miriam Hospital to teach children about the importance of healthy eating and choices.
After graduation, Lloyd played professional basketball in Northern Ireland for Queen’s Belfast. He was named the MVP of the team, and the co-MVP of the League’s All-Star game. The following year, he played for the Chester Jets in the English Premier League. For the last 10 years, he has worked at Xerox Corporation, and resides in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife, Anne, and daughter Katherine Alice.