AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern junior Phillip Brown has been named the Peach Belt Conference men's basketball Player of the Week.
Brown averaged a double-double with 17 points and 10.7 rebounds last week as the Hurricanes won two of their three games and received votes in the NCAA Divison II poll for the first time in school history.
The Jonesboro native began with 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in an overtime loss to 13th-ranked USC Aiken, then had 22 points and 14 rebounds in a win at West Alabama. He finished his week with 10 points, eight boards and a team-best four assists as GSW beat No. 19 Montevallo on the road.
Brown shot 63.3 percent (19 of 30) from the floor, averaged 2.7 assists and 2.3 blocks per game and played 33 minutes per contest.
He is the only player in the PBC to be ranked in the top five in scoring and rebounding this season at 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, he also leads the league in field goal percentage and is fifth in blocks.
Brown becomes GSW's fourth men's basketball player to receive the conference's weekly honor since the Hurricanes joined the NCAA ranks in 2006. Chris Rawls (2009-10 season), Anthony Sargent (2007-08, 2008-09) and Adrian Robinson (2006-07) are the other past recipients.
Southwestern is back in action tonight (Wed.) at 7:30 p.m. against Georgia College in Milledgeville.