January 28, 2008

Damon Huffman, Adrian Williams Named Ivy League Player, Rookie of the Week

Jan. 28, 2008

Providence, RI - - Brown senior guard Damon Huffman (Petoskey, MI) has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season, and Bears' freshman guard Adrian Williams (Atlanta, GA) has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for their play in Brown's 77-68 win over Yale on Saturday.

Brown needed a big effort against the Elis, and both Huffman and Williams answered the call for the Bears, who are now 9-7 overall, 1-1 in the Ivy League.

Huffman scored 15 of his team high 23 points in the second half against the Elis, with all 15-second half points coming in last 10:01 of the game after Yale had evened the score.

Huffman's 23 points came on a wide array of dazzling lay-ups and long-range three-point baskets. He connected on 7 of 11 field goals, including 4 of 6 from behind the three-point arc, while connecting on 5 of 5 free throws and grabbing five rebounds.

Brown took the lead for good, 48-46, on a driving Huffman lay-up with 10:01 left on the clock. Later, when Yale pulled to within three points of the Bears, 55-52, Huffman came up with the play of the game, being fouled on a three-point basket and converting a free throw for a four-point play to give Brown control of the game, 59-52, with 7:18 left on the clock.

Huffman, Brown's 16th all-time career scorer with 1,108 career points, ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring with 16.2 points per game.

Williams tossed in a career high 11 points in Brown's Ivy League win over Yale. Williams played 28 minutes against the Elis, his longest outing of the season, and connected on 6 of 6 second half free throws (7 of 7 overall) with the game on the line, scoring eight of his 11 points in the second half.

A strong defensive player, Williams has competed in all 16 games for the Bears, averaging 4.3 points per game for the season. His playing time has picked-up in the second half of the season, averaging nearly 25 minutes per game in his last five games.