March 19, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola Greyhounds junior guard Gerald Brown has been selected as one of 21 players to the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major All-America team. The team is selected with input from Division I coaches and NBA scouts with final selections being made by collegeinsider.com staff. Additionally, the website named Brown as the MAAC's Most Valuable Player in its postseason conference awards.
Brown was joined on the 21-member team by two MAAC opponents -- Marist senior guard Jared Jordan and Rider junior center Jason Thompson, both of whom joined Brown on the all-MAAC first team.
In a separate listing, Brown was tabbed as the MAAC's Most Valuable Player while Jordan was selected as the MAAC's Player of the Year as collegeinsider.com selected one of each for all 31 conferences and the independents. Siena's Fran McCaffery was picked as the MAAC's Coach of the Year.
The conference's leading scorer, Brown will finish eighth in the NCAA in scoring at 22.2 points per game. Coupled with Andre Collins' fourth-place standing last season, Loyola becomes the first team since Eastern Illinois in 2001-02 to have two different players finish among the top 10 in NCAA scoring in consecutive seasons.
Brown is one of seven underclassmen among the 21 selections and one of five juniors. Towson's Gary Neal was the only other member of the team to play against the Greyhounds this season.