Marshon Brooks One Of 20 Named To Lute Olson All-American Team

Marshon Brooks Name To 2011 Lute Olson All-America Team

 

Brooks one of 20 players selected to the team.

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- It was announced today that Providence College senior Marshon Brooks (Stone Mountain, Ga.) was one of 20 players named to the 2011 Lute Olson All-America Team.

 

The honors have been accumulating this season for Brooks. On March 14, he was listed as one of the 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award. On March 10, he was named to the USBWA District I All-District Team. On March 9, he was named to the NABC Division I All-District 5 First Team. On March 7, he was named a FOXsports.com Fourth Team All-American, a day after being named First Team All-BIG EAST. Brooks had one of the greatest offensive seasons in the history of the league. Brooks broke the BIG EAST single-game scoring mark when he recorded 52 points on 20-28 shooting against No. 9 Notre Dame on February 23. His 20 field goals against No. 9 Notre Dame set a BIG EAST record for the most field goals in a game. He also established the BIG EAST single-season scoring mark with 468 points in 18 league games. Brooks set these records while leading the league in scoring in overall action (24.6 ppg) and in league action (26.0 ppg). He averaged 26.0 ppg in 18 league games, which is the fifth highest single-season average in 32 years of BIG EAST play.

 

He is the only player in the nation averaging at least 24.0 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game. His 24.6 ppg average ranks second in the nation. Brooks became the ninth Friar to earn All-BIG EAST First Team honors and the first since Herbert Hill earned the accolade in 2007. It also is the 10th time a PC player has received All-BIG EAST First Team.

 

Brooks had a very productive season, as he has scored 20 or more points in 26 of 32 games, including four games with 30 or more points. For the season, he recorded 788 points, which ranks as the third-highest single season total in Friar history. He also registered 276 field goals, which is the fourth highest single-season total all-time at PC. He provided 32.5 percent of the team's offense becoming just the second Friar since 1967 to account for at least 30 percent of the team's scoring. That total is the fourth most ever in a single season at Providence.

 

For his career, Brooks scored 1,629 points (14.4 ppg). He ranks ninth all-time in scoring at Providence College.

 

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team,

but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors. The 2011 Lute Olson Player of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the men's basketball championship. The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

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