Dec. 20, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--University of Pittsburgh senior forward Gilbert Brown (Harrisburg, Pa./South Kent Prep, Conn.) was named the Big East Conference's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday by the league office.
The honor marks Pitt's second of the year. Ashton Gibbs was named the Big East Player of the Week on November 22, 2010.
Brown scored a career-high 28 points on 11-13 shooting in Pitt's 97-64 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. Brown also set career-highs for field goals made (11) and 3-point field goals made (4). He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists in 24 minutes of action. He scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half.
On the year, Brown has reached double figure scoring in seven contests and is averaging 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Over his career, he has scored 794 points (7.4 ppg.) and grabbed 344 rebounds (3.2 rpg.) in 107 career games.
No. 8 Pitt (11-1) is back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 22 when it plays its final non-conference game against American at 7 p.m.