Tony Brown

Dunbar alumni rally to honor late classmate

Dunbar alumni rally to honor late classmate

It wasn't supposed to end this way for Tony Brown.

Perhaps one of the greatest high school basketball players Baltimore ever produced, Brown was supposed to play college ball. He was supposed to do big things, on the court and off.

But early one morning in March 1972, the promising athlete was stabbed to death by a young woman wielding a kitchen knife.

And decades later, only a handmade wooden cross in an overgrown cemetery marks the resting place of a young man cut down in his prime.

"Anthony L. Brown, Better Known as Tony the Tiger," his father wrote with a marker. "Dunbar High School Basketball Star."

"We never had enough money...