Charles D. Savage ’92
Hometown: Brookfield, CT
Year Inducted: 2007
During his career with the Brown basketball team, Chuck Savage ’92 was not only known for his tremendous speed and phenomenal moves to the basket, but also as a true coast-to-coast player who could electrify any crowd on any given night at the Pizzitola Sports Center when he played.
Scoring 1,190 points in his career at Brown, placing him 12th on Brown’s top all-time scorers list, he scored 16 free throws to set a new Pizzitola Sports Center Record his senior year. That same year, he also led the Ivy League in free throw percentage at 85.6 percent.
The 6-1 Savage, who hailed from Brookfield (CT) High School, was known for stepping up when the Bears needed him most. He registered a season-high 26 points against Columbia as a freshman and netted a career-high 34 points against Yale his junior season. Although he had stellar outside range, knocking down eight three pointers on the road against Columbia in a 29 scoring effort on the last weekend of the 1990-1992 season, he also performed with great court sense, passing the ball with exceptional vision.
His unselfish play tallied him 12 assists against Harvard his junior year, which set a new Pizzitola record and also ranked as the third best single game performance in Brown basketball history. Savage dished out 250 career assists, which ranked sixth in the Brown record book, and he also ranked consistently among the Ivy League leaders in steals. His tenacious defense allowed him to pick up 55 steals during his junior season with the Bears as defense truly became a Savage trademark.
In the 1990-1991 season, he led the Bears in scoring with 15.5 points per game, and was a second team All-Ivy selection. He was named to the Tampa Tribune Holiday Classic All-Tournament team, as well as the Florida Today/McDonnell Douglas Holiday Classic All-Tournament team. He was awarded Ivy League Player of the Week honors for the week of January 28.
His sophomore year he posted 3.5 assists per game and was ranked fifth in the Ivy League and his freshman season he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice.