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 andphenomenal moves to the basket, but also as a true coast-to-coastplayer who could electrify any crowd on any given night at thePizzitola Sports Center when he played.
Scoring 1,190 points in his career at Brown, placing him 12th onBrown’s top all-time scorers list, he scored 16 free throwsto set a new Pizzitola Sports Center Record his senior year. That same year, he also led the Ivy League in free throw percentageat 85.6 percent.
The 6-1 Savage, who hailed from Brookfield (CT) High School, wasknown for stepping up when the Bears needed him most. Heregistered a season-high 26 points against Columbia as a freshmanand netted a career-high 34 points against Yale his junior season.Although he had stellar outside range, knocking down eight threepointers on the road against Columbia in a 29 scoring effort on thelast weekend of the 1990-1992 season, he also performed with greatcourt sense, passing the ball with exceptional vision.
His unselfish play tallied him 12 assists against Harvard hisjunior year, which set a new Pizzitola record and also ranked asthe third best single game performance in Brown basketballhistory. Savage dished out 250 career assists, which rankedsixth in the Brown record book, and he also ranked consistentlyamong the Ivy League leaders in steals. His tenacious defenseallowed him to pick up 55 steals during his junior season with theBears as defense truly became a Savage trademark.
In the 1990-1991 season, he led the Bears in scoring with 15.5points per game, and was a second team All-Ivy selection. Hewas named to the Tampa Tribune Holiday ClassicAll-Tournament team, as well as the FloridaToday/McDonnell Douglas Holiday Classic All-Tournamentteam. He was awarded Ivy League Player of the Weekhonors for the week of January 28.
His sophomore year he posted 3.5 assists per game and was rankedfifth in the Ivy League and his freshman season he was named IvyLeague Rookie of the Week twice.