Monday, November 22, 2010

DeAndre Brown is honored as WAC POW

From Jason Erickson, the WAC Director of Media Relations:

Louisiana Tech's DeAndre Brown has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 15-21. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Brown.

Brown, a senior guard from Fort Worth, Texas (Navarro JC), led Louisiana Tech to four wins last week, scoring double-digits in all four games. He scored 10 points in a 60-54 win over Houston, 18 in an 85-72 win over Seattle, 15 points with a career-high five three-pointers in an 80-65 win against Navy and a career-high 26 points in a 76-72 win over UC Irvine. For his performance over the weekend, he was named MVP of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Irvine subregional.

Over the four games, Brown averaged a team-high 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He also shot 42.6 percent (26-of-61) from the field, including nine makes from three-point range.

Other nominees included: 

* Boise State senior guard La'Shard Anderson  
* Hawai'i senior forward Bill Amis 
*Idaho senior forward Luiz Toledo 
* Nevada junior forward Dario Hunt 
* San Jose State senior guard Justin Graham 
* Utah State senior guard Brian Green

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