Earl Hunt Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Jan. 6, 2003

Brown senior guard Earl Hunt, who established a new Brown career scoring mark, has been named the Ivy League's Player of the Week for his play over the Holidays.

Hunt became the leading scorer in Brown basketball history a week ago when he connected on two free throws against St. Mary's with 14:22 remaining in the first half. Hunt broke Brown's all-time scoring mark of 1,668 points held by Arnie Berman '72 (1969-1972). He now has 1,698 career points, averaging 18.7 points per game over his four year Brown career.

Berman took part in the radio broadcast from his home in Boca Raton, Florida and was live on the air on Brown's station, WSKO-AM 790 The Score, when Hunt broke the career scoring mark.

Following a nine-day break for final exams, Hunt equaled his career scoring high vs. Central Connecticut with 39 points, the sixth best scoring performance in Brown basketball history, matching his career scoring high vs. Harvard as a sophomore. He connected on 13 of 21 field goals and 10 of 10 free throws against the Blue Devils.

His 13 field goals against Central Connecticut helped him establish a new Brown record for career field goals (581), eclipsing the mark of 549 field goals held by Brian Saunders '77 from 1974-1977.

Hunt came back with a 31 point scoring performance against San Jose State, hitting 10 of 15 shots from the field. He also scored 19 points against St. Mary's and 12 points against San Francisco.