1 Gerald Brown
GERALD BROWN exploded on the scene last season in his first campaign with the Greyhounds ... despite not seeing game action for almost 22 months after leaving Providence in January 2005 and sitting out all of 2005-06 due to NCAA transfer residency rules, he led the MAAC and finished eighth nationally in scoring (22.2 ppg) ... that figure places him third among the leading returning scorers in the country behind VMI's Reggie Williams and Bo McCalebb of New Orleans ... combines an ability to score from the perimeter with a slashing style which results in free-throw attempts ... very athletic player who causes problems on both ends of the floor ... transfer season allowed him to quickly pick up Coach Patsos' style of play and he exhibited that learning last year ... chosen by Collegehoops.net prior to this season as an honorable mention Preseason Mid-Major All-America.
Became the second Loyola player in two seasons to earn a spot on the All-MAAC First Team after he led the conference in scoring and steals last season (André Collins) ... his appointment was unanimous, joined in that capacity by Marist's Jared Jordan, the league's Player of the Year and a second-round selection of the Los Angeles Clippers in June's NBA Draft ... same coaches tabbed him a Third Team pick in the preseason ... one of seven underclassmen named to the 21-person Mid-Major All-America team by collegeinsider.com ... MAAC opponents Jordan and Rider's Jason Thompson similarly were recognized ... also named the conference's Most Valuable Player by that publication ... ranked among the leaders in eight of the 14 MAAC statistical categories ... four times he was named the conference's Player of the Week, including three straight weeks during January ... talled in double figures in 26 of 27 games, leading the team in scoring 20 of those times ... finished the season with five 30+ scoring outputs, two of those coming in his first four games ... first effort was in the season's first victory when he torched North Florida with 11 field goals en route to 30 points at Carnesecca Arena (Nov. 11) ... two games later, tallied 31 at American (Nov. 20) ... went to the free-throw line 17 times, making 13 of those, at Michigan State (Dec. 30) for his 25 points ... that point total was the fourth-best against the defensive-minded Spartans all season ... followed that with a career-best 33 points in a home win over Marist (Jan. 2) ... equaled that figure a week later in an overtime win at Siena (Jan. 9) ... the next game was a 28-point effort in a home win over Niagara (Jan. 12) in which he scored 26 points after the intermission and drained the game-winning three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in overtime ... later poured in 31 points at Rider (Jan. 21) ... asked by the coaches to help the team with rebounding in the rematch with the Saints (Jan. 29), he responded with his first career double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds ... averaged 28.0 points in a pair of February wins over Canisius and averaged 27.7 points in three contests against the Purple Eagles ... scored 46 points in two MAAC Tournament games, helping the Greyhounds into the semifinals for the first time since 1997-98 ... selected by The City Paper as Baltimore's "Best Local Athlete" in September 2007 for his exploits last season.
Sat out entire season due to NCAA year-in-residency requirements ... first major player from the heart of Baltimore to join the program since Coach Patsos took over the reins ... assumed the role of the MAAC's high-scoring guards in practice while he waited for his chance to play.
2004-05 (at Providence)
Played in 15 games for the Friars, starting one ... in his lone start, he scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists in a home game against Villanova (Jan. 11), playing 36 minutes ... posted first career double-figure scoring effort with 12 markers on 5-7 shooting from the field against Pennsylvania (Nov. 18) in a second-round game of the Preseason NIT ... the win advanced the Friars to the final round at Madison Square Garden ... established his season high in points with 16 in the consolation finals against Michigan (Nov. 26), making seven of 11 shots from the field ... posted two other 10-plus point efforts, scoring 15 on 6-8 shooting against Saint Thomas Aquinas (Nov. 20) and 10 against Wichita State (Dec. 11) ... added five steals against the Shockers ... scored nine points in 10 minutes in home win over Maine (Dec. 21).
2003-04 (at Providence)
Joined the Friars' program with the start of the spring semester ... first collegiate appearance came in home game against Texas (Jan. 5) ... played in 11 games that season ... first two points were scored in home win over West Virginia (Jan. 17) ... season high in points was tallied in win over Saint John's at Madison Square Garden (Feb. 29), dropping in nine while adding four assists ... scored four points on two occasions - at home against Loyola of Chicago (Jan. 19) and at Villanova (Feb. 11) ... the Friars received an NCAA at-large bid that season and were given a No. 5 seed in the Saint Louis Regional, the highest seed the program had received in its history.
Attended Hargrave Military Academy in 2002-03 alongside current Greyhounds teammate Hassan Fofana ... averaged 23 points, five rebounds and four steals per game at Hargrave, helping the team to a 29-3 mark ... named MVP and won the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2003 Charm City High School All-Star Game ... attended Frederick Douglass HS in Baltimore in 2001-02, leading the team to a undefeated season (28-0) and the 2002 Baltimore City and Maryland Class 3A titles ... averaged 19.5 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks per game ... had a career-best game against Walbrook HS as he recorded 31 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals ... helped defeat Dunbar HS twice that season, once during the regular season and once for the City Championship.
The son of Gerald and Pamela (deceased) Brown, Gerald E. Brown was born December 13, 1984 ... has one brother, Aaron Jackson, and two sisters, Jeraka and Kiara, and a son, J'lin Kai ... majoring in Fine Art at Loyola.