Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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AMERICUS -- Georgia Southwestern men's basketball standout Phillip Brown was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) State Farm Coaches' Division II All-American Team on Tuesday.
Brown spearheaded GSW's dramatic turnaround this season as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and an All-Conference First Team selection. He was named the PBC Player of the Week on three occasions and finished the year averaging 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Brown shot 62.9 percent from the field, leading the PBC in both rebounding and field goal percentage. He ranked second in the conference in blocked shots and finished 11th in scoring.
Brown currently ranks near the top of D-II in several categories, as well, including rebounds per game (fifth), field goal percentage (13th) and blocks (21st).
The 6-foot-7 junior recorded 14 double-doubles this season and scored in double-figures on 24 occasions. In addition, he pulled down double-figure rebounds 16 times.
Brown is the first student-athlete in GSW history to be named an NCAA All-American. The Hurricanes had 44 All-Americans while members of the NAIA.
Brown becomes the 10th men's basketball player in GSW history to be named All-American, the first since Gary Wilson in 2002.
The All-American team is selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, representing the finest basketball players across America.