Brown named to Mid-Major Freshman All-America team

April 16, 2012 | News, UToday
By Steve Easton


Freshman guard Julius Brown has been honored for his play during the 2011-12 campaign by being named to the Mid-Major Freshman All-America team.

The 2011-12 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, Brown started all of the Rockets’ 36 games at point guard and topped all first-year players with 11.9 points, 4.9 assists and a 1.6 assist/turnover ratio. In the overall rankings, Brown finished fourth in assists, sixth in assist/turnover ratio and 16th in scoring. He also was sixth nationally among freshmen in helpers.

The recipient of two MAC West Division Player of the Week honors in February, Brown scored in double figures in 22 contests this season, including nine straight games from Feb. 1-29 when he averaged 14.4 points per game.

His top performance of the season came when he tied his season high with 29 points against Central Michigan Feb. 22. That contest saw him tie a school record for a MAC game with a 90.9 field-goad percentage (10 of 11) and knock down a season-best eight free throws.

Brown also dished out a season-high 11 assists vs. McNeese State March 13 in the first round of the Postseason Tournament and collected seven or more assists in 14 occasions this season.

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