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Dee Brown chosen Big Ten Player of the Week

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[FEB. 22, 2005]  Big Ten Player of the Week: Dee Brown, guard, University of Illinois junior from Maywood, Proviso East.

Brown led Illinois to two road victories after averaging 18.5 points on 64 percent shooting, while adding 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game last week.

He posted the second double-double of his career in an 83-63 victory over Penn State, scoring 19 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, while dishing out a game-high 11 assists. Brown also had four rebounds and two steals while committing only one turnover against the Nittany Lions.

He followed with another clutch performance at Iowa, shooting 7-of-11 from the floor (.636) for the second consecutive game to finish with 18 points, while adding three assists and two steals.

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Brown currently ranks second on the team in scoring (13.6 ppg) and assists (4.8 ppg). He is also rated second in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (45.2) and third in steals (2.0 spg).

This is Brown's second weekly laurel of the year, as he was also honored on Nov. 22, 2004.

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

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