April 3, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola Greyhounds junior guard Gerald Brown finished eighth in Division I in scoring, averaging 22.2 points per game. He is the second different Loyola player in the last two seasons to finish among the Top 10 in NCAA scoring, the first time since 2001-02 that has happened in Division I men's basketball.
Brown and Andre Collins, who ranked fourth following the 2005-06 campaign, are the first set of teammates to be among the nation's Top 10 in back-to-back seasons since Kyle Hill (2001) and Henry Domercant (2002) of Eastern Illinois each finished second. The last MAAC players were Niagara's Alvin Young (1st, 1999) and Demond Stewart (7th, 2000).
A native of Baltimore, Brown was a first-team all-MAAC selection as he led the conference in scoring and steals in his first season in the MAAC. He also was named Most Valuable Player of the conference by collegeinsider.com. His 1.9 steals per game ranked 84th in the NCAA.
Sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan, an all-MAAC Third Team choice, also ranked among the nation's leaders, finishing 28th in three-point field-goal percentage (.429) and 46th in three-point field goals made (2.8).
The Greyhounds established a school record for Division I wins with 18 and MAAC wins with 12. They advanced to the MAAC Championship semfinals for the third time in history.