Jan. 22, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola men's basketball junior guard Gerald Brown has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third consecutive week and the fourth time this season it was announced today by the conference office. The consecutive honors is the first time a MAAC player has won three or more straight awards since Manhattan's Luis Flores was selected five straight weeks in 2002-03.
The Baltimore native averaged 23.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in leading the Greyhounds to a 2-1 week, including a pair of road conference wins. The road wins extended Loyola's win streak in league play to seven straight and lifted the Greyhounds into sole possession of first place.
Playing at Rider on regional television as part of the MAAC TV Game of the Week package, Brown scored 31 points with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal as Loyola posted a 78-73 road win over the Broncs. In the other conference road win of the week, the junior guard battled foul trouble and recorded season-lows in minutes played (27) and field goals attempted (seven), but still tied for team scoring honors with 14 as the Greyhounds won at Saint Peter's, 62-55. In the first game of the week, Brown scored 26 points in a 70-62 home loss to Towson.
Ranked among the leaders in eight MAAC statistical categories, Brown is leading the conference in scoring (23.3 ppg) and steals (2.22 spg) and is fifth in minutes played per game (35.61). He was honored as the Player of the Week for the first week of the season (November 13) and the last two weeks (January 8 and January 15).
Winners of seven straight conference games and in first place, Loyola hosts second-place Manhattan on Wednesday at Reitz Arena. Game time is 7 o'clock.