Bradley's Brown cleared to play

Bradley senior forward Taylor Brown has been cleared medically to participate in basketball activities after sitting out last season with a heart-related problem, the school announced on Wednesday.

“We welcome Taylor back to the court,” Bradley coach Geno Ford said in a statement. “He has been through a difficult experience, and we are happy that he is able to rejoin his teammates on the floor and compete for Bradley.”

Brown, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 13.5 points and 6.9 rebounds during the 2009-2010 season. Last season, he was required to de-condition his body for three months for cardiac testing while going through a series of tests.

Brown’s first public return to the court is expected to occur when Bradley plays Wisconsin-Parkside on Nov. 1. He will be withheld from Bradley’s scrimmage on Oct. 18 because of a violation of team rules.