Officials at the University of Colorado said Brown died of complications from a brief illness.
Denver star Nikola Jokic is also going to the game, as one of the reserves. The All-Star Game is Feb. 17 in Charlotte.
The 8-time NBA All-Star led the Nuggets to nine straight playoffs and scored more points than Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan in the 80s.
The Nuggets are the only team of Denver’s four major sports clubs (Broncos, Rockies and Avalanche) to have never at least played for a championship.
Colorado high schools are dealing with a referee shortage that is getting worse.
The Western Athletic Conference wants to add several schools to its roster. A feasibility study will give campus and surrounding community members a chance to chime in.
Fans are an impatient for the Nuggets to make the NBA playoffs in head coach Michael Malone's fourth year.
Nikola Jokic has endeared himself to Denver's Serbian community, because in him, they see themselves.
Colorado's new high school basketball mercy rule has sparked a moral debate around whether strong teams have a responsibly to show mercy on the weak.
As part of our ongoing series on music in sports, we asked four Nuggets players what it would be like to play a game with no music.