Brown's Earl Hunt and Alai Nuualiitia Earn All-Ivy HonorsBrown University sophomore guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD), the highest scoring sophomore in Ivy League basketball history, has been named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection in a vote of the eight Ivy League head men's basketball coaches. In addition, sophomore center Alai Nuualiitia (Philadelphia, PA) was honored as a second team All-Ivy selection.
The two helped coach Glen Miller's team to a second place finish in the Ivy League standings with a 9-5 mark, and a 15-12 overall record, registering Brown's first winning season since 1986.
Hunt is the first Brown player since Eric Blackiston in 1995 to be named first team All-Ivy. He led the Ivy League in scoring with 19.7 points per game, scoring in double figures in 25 of Brown's 27 games.
A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Hunt, who played at Good Counsel High School, scored 20 or more points 15 times, including a season-high 33 points vs. Harvard and High Point. He ranked third in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.487), fourth in three point shooting percentage (.410), sixth in free throw percentage (.772), and ninth in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and assists (1.37 apg).
An honorable mention All-Ivy selection as a freshman, Hunt registered 993 career points, the best ever for an Ivy League sophomore and 17th best in Brown basketball history. His 533 points this season is sixth best in Brown basketball history, while his 190 field goals are 8th in the Brown record book.
Nuualiitia, who played at Lower Merion High School and Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep, led the Ivy League in shooting by a wide margin, hitting 58 percent of his shots from the field (118 of 205), fourth best in Brown basketball history. He ranked second in the Ivy League in rebounding, pulling down 7.9 rebounds per game.
Nuualiitia registered seven double-doubles this season, scoring a career-high 26 points against Northeastern and grabbing a career high 16 rebounds against Cornell. He averaged 11.7 points per game, 11th best in the Ivy League.