UM’s Brown named Peach Belt Player of the YearPublished 12:29pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014
FROM STAFF REPORTS
University of Montevallo junior Troran Brown was named the Falcons’ first ever Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year following the release of the conference’s postseason men’s basketball honors March 4.
Brown, a 6-foot-2 guard from Phoenix, Ariz., is the third conference Player of the Year in the Falcons’ NCAA Division II era. Brown, who joins former Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year selections Marcus Kennedy and James Hall in the category, also became the sixth All-Peach Belt Conference selection in program history. Brown was named first team All-Peach Belt Conference in addition to earning the Player of the Year award.
Brown finished third in the conference in scoring with an average of 17.6 points per game during the regular season. Brown registered 441 total points during the season, which ranked him seventh in the conference.
Brown also paced the conference with an average of seven assists per game, which ranked him seventh nationally in NCAA Division II. Brown handed out 175 total assists, which led the conference and ranked him eighth nationally in NCAA Division II. Brown also finished fifth in the conference with a 2.40 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Brown recorded the lone triple-double in the conference and was one of only two players nationally in NCAA Division II to accomplish the feat.
Brown shot 45.4 percent (157-of-346) from the floor, with his 157 made field goals ranking him fifth in the conference. Brown also shot 83.2 (79-of-95) percent from the charity stripe, which ranked him sixth in the conference.
Brown registered 1.5 steals per game, which ranked him second in the conference. Brown recorded 39 total steals, which ranked him fourth in the conference.
Brown averaged a team-high 35 minutes per game, which ranked him third in the conference.
Brown, who was named the conference Player of the Week once, scored a career-high 33 points against USC Aiken and dished out a career-high 13 assists against North Georgia during his junior season.
Brown was a preseason NCAA Division II All-American selection by the Division II Bulletin and a honorable mention All-American selection by The Sporting News. Brown was also a preseason All-Peach Belt Conference selection entering his junior season.
Brown earned first team All-Peach Belt Conference honors as a sophomore while also being named a second team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region selection.