Bryan Adrian was a mysterious man

More coming in on the former Davidson Wildcat basketball star, who was one of the best to ever come through the Carolinas, and then he helped many a kid over the years in his summer basketball camps and he even brought the camps to the Triad over the years and now we learn more on this mysterious man, who could shoot the hoop with the best of them and he never asked for much at all in return and he turned down more opportunities than many of us will ever see……

from David Scott at the Charlotte Observer on-line and Click Here to read all. I have always found the former athletes to be a very interesting read and their life-history is worth recording…..Here’s just a bit on Bryan Adrian from Mr. Scott….

Bryan Adrian was a private person, right to the end when he succumbed to lung cancer.

The newspaper obituary said simply: “Mr. Adrian, 59, of Charlotte, was born on May 19, 1950 in New York City, NY and died on February 28, 2010 in Charlotte,” and named the funeral home.

There was no mention of the night 40 years ago, when Adrian scored 26 points for Davidson in an upset of national power South Carolina. Or the knee injury that quickly cut short a basketball career that had already attracted the NBA’s attention.

There was no mention of what became the passion of Adrian’s life: The youth basketball leagues and camps he ran for decades in Charlotte, publicized by yellow posters that popped up like daffodils around town.