Nov. 13, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola men's basketball guard Gerald Brown was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week it was announced today in the first announcement of weekly awards for the season by the conference office. The junior averaged 27.0 points in two games over the weekend and earned the award in his first week playing as a member of a MAAC school.
A 6-4, 195-pound guard, Brown led the Greyhounds to a 1-1 weekend as they finished third in the New York Regional of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. After scoring 24 points in a 73-61 loss to Navy to open the season, Brown exploded for a career-high 30 points in a 65-50 win over North Florida. He also tied career-highs against the Ospreys with 36 minutes played, five assists and five steals.
Ranked in 11 MAAC statistical categories, Brown is leading the conference in scoring (27.0 ppg), is tied for second in steals (3.0 spg), is third in field-goal percentage (.576) and tied for fifth in minutes played (34.5 mpg).
Last year, the Greyhounds' Andre Collins shared player of the week awards for the first week of the season and earned first-team all-MAAC honors at season's end. The high-scoring guard was also selected for two other weeks during the season.