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Brown named Big Ten Player of the Week   Send a link to a friend

[NOV. 23, 2004]  Dee Brown of the University of Illinois men's basketball team was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

In earning the accolades, Brown led No. 5 (No. 6, AP) Illinois to two victories, averaging 18.5 points per game and shooting 81.3 percent from the field (13-16) last week. The junior guard scored a game-high 17 points in the home opener versus Delaware State, hitting 5-of-6 shots, including a 4-of-5 effort from 3-point range. Brown then added a season-high 20 points against Florida A&M, connecting on 8-of-8 shots in the first half. For the weekend, he finished with an average of 18.5 points and 3.5 assists per game, while posting an impressive 72.7 percent accuracy from beyond the arc (8-of-11).

Brown, from Maywood, graduated from Proviso East.

This is his third Big Ten weekly laurel. He was previously honored on March 1, 2004, and Dec. 23, 2002.

[Robin Jentes, associate director of communications,
Big Ten Conference]

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