ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball
Writers Association mourns the passing today of St. Louis
Post-Dispatch sports columnist and former USBWA president
"Bryan Burwell was a true gentleman and a professional," said
USBWA President Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com. "A gifted writer, he was
insightful, articulate and always measured and thoughtful. You learned
something when you read his column.
"But as wonderful as he was as a journalist, Bryan was an even
better man. He was kind and helpful, incredibly giving of his time,
and always a joy to be around. Those of us who had the pleasure
to know him, enjoyed hearing of his tales, and reveled in the way
he told them.
"Our profession has lost a giant of a journalist and an incredible
person. He will be missed."
Burwell was president of the USBWA in 2010-11.