January 9, 2001

Brown's Hunt Named Ivy League Player of the Week

(Jan. 9, 2001) -- Brown University sophomore guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD), the nation's 16th top scorer with a 21.4 ppg average, has been named the Ivy League's Player of the Week for the second time this season for his play in leading Brown to victories over Lehigh and Maine. He had helped the Bears to a 5-6 overall record.

Hunt tossed-in 14 of his game high 25 points in the second half in Brown's 79-74 win over Lehigh. He then scored 28 points and grabbed a career high 14 rebounds in Brown's 81-63 victory over Maine, registering a double-double in the second half alone with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

With the Bears holding a slim 45-44 second half lead over Maine, Hunt helped Brown put the game away over the next two minutes and twenty seconds by scoring eight points in a13-4 spurt to take a 58-48 lead. He also had four assists vs. Lehigh and three handouts vs. Maine.

A pre-season All-Ivy selection, Hunt has scored 20 or more points eight times this season, including a season-high 33 points against High Point. He is shooting 51 percent from the field (84 of 166) and 46 percent from three point range (22 of 48). His 6.4 rebounds per game average is second on this year's team.