Gone Too Soon -- Brent Darby Passes Away

By 11W Staff on December 6, 2011 at 2:20p

As first reported by Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals on twitter and since verified by multiple media outlets, former Ohio State shooting guard Brent Darby passed away this morning. Not much is known about the cause and it would be irresponsible to speculate, but at just 30 years old, his departure comes far too soon. Since leaving Ohio State in 2003, Darby has played professionally, primarily in Italy's Serie A as well as in France.

While undersized, Darby never shied away from the biggest of situations and helped Ohio State capture the 2002 Big Ten basketball tournament and finish as runners up in the 2003 tournament being named to the Big Ten All-Tournament teams on both occasions. The River Rouge, Michigan product also lead the team in scoring during the 2002-2003 season averaging 18.3 points per game. and shooting nearly 37% from the field. Our condolences and thoughts with his family during these trying times. To say he will be missed would be an understatement.


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Morgan's picture

one of my most favorite buckeyes of all-time, regardless of sport. he will be sorely missed. gone too soon.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture


To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeye56's picture


A Darby Classic...Still remember him playing 40 minutes per game for about the entire 02-03 season. Such a shame.... 

buckeye56's picture

Worst grey box yet.......

Baroclinicity's picture

Very sad.  R.I.P. #4.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Rest easy Brent. Forever a Buckeye.  Sad day... 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

The Braden's picture

Sad use of the grey box this morning.   RIP, Brent.

Buckeyejason's picture

That's terrible, rest in peace brother!


Doc's picture

R.I.P. Brent.  God's speed.

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Bucks43201's picture

reportedly blood clots, which were related to complications from heart surgery....prayers and thoughts to his family and friends ---- what a tough competitor he was ---- loved watching him play

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Wil's picture

I remember watching him play while I was at OSU, dude was never afraid to take the big shot.

This and the passing of Joe Daniels have made this a sad week for Buckeye Nation.  Two men that gave their all for all of us in the Buckeye Nation.  RIP gentlemen.

thatlillefty's picture

way too young... my thoughts go out to his friends and family

Nick's picture

Sad news, 30 is way too young.