Dec. 6, 2001
Junior guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD), who ranks 4th in the nation in scoring with a 26.2 points per game average, was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week after scoring 60 points in Brown wins over Providence College and High Point University.
Hunt has helped the Bears to a 5-1 record, their best start since the 1943-1944 team opened the season with a 5-1 record. The 1941-1942 Brown basketball team also opened its season with a 5-1 mark.
Hunt led the Bears to a stunning victory over Providence with 25 points, hitting 7 of 18 shots from the field and 10 of 11 free throws. The win over Providence was Brown's first over the Big East's Friars' in 10 years.
He then exploded for a season-high 35 points on the road against High Point, completing a double-double with11 rebounds against the Panthers. Hunt converted 11 of 20 shots from the field and 11 of 15 free throws.
A first team All-Ivy selection last season, Hunt is the 11th top scorer in Brown basketball history with 1,150 career points.