John E. Browne
John E. Browne
Nickname: Jim
Class: Class of 1960
Sport: Basketball
Enshrined: Inducted October 26, 1991

One of the greatest guards in SMC history, Browne made a major impact on the SMC basketball program during his three-year career.  As a sophomore, he was a member of the infamous "Iron Knights", National Finalists in 1958.  As a junior and senior, he led SMC to consecutive New England Championships and quarterfinal berths in the national championship tournament.  During his brilliant career, Browne was a three-time All-East selection, and was named All-America honorable mention in 1957-58.   He scored 40 points in his final home game to lead the Knights to a 99-95 win over Saint Anselm in the 1958 N.E. title game.  He was named MVP of the Northeast Regional Tournament, and was an All-Tournament selection at the NCAA's that year.  With Browne at guard, the Knights were 53-25 (68% win percentage), collected three New England titles, and made strong NCAA appearances--an unprecedented string of success here at Saint Michael's.