Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association
2019 GCBLA INDUCTEE
Tomeka Brown, Marion Franklin HS class of 1998, had an illustrious career at the south end school as a prolific point and shooting guard. She garnered All-City honors all four years, Honorable Mention All-State honors as a sophomore and junior and 2nd Team All-State as a senior. Tomeka earned All-American honors as a sophomore and as a junior when she averaged 32pts, 10rebs, 6asts per game. She finished with 1,825 career points for the Lady Red Devils. Earning a scholarship with The Ohio State University Lady Buckeyes, Tomeka played in every game and had 80 career starts. She was selected All-Big Ten Honorable Mention as both a junior and senior and finished 11th All-Time in career steals and 20th All-Time in career assists. Her production at OSU caught the attention of the WNBA where she was drafted 55th overall by the Orlando Miracle in 2002. After the WNBA, Tomeka turned her skills and knowledge to coaching with stints assisting the Africentric Lady Nubians to a state championship, then coached Harvest Prep Lady Crusaders and her alma mater Marion Franklin Lady Red Devils. Basketball has called for Tomeka to wear many different hats - she has been the University of Cincinnati Women’s Basketball director of basketball operations, assistant director at the Neighborhood House, Inc., Columbus Recreation and Parks, director at Beatty Center, a substitute teacher at Columbus City Schools, she has been a mentor and public speaker. She is the 2002 recipient of the Alex Shumate Leadership Award. Tomeka Brown has an extensive variety of community service affiliations.