Montevallo sophomore named conference Player of the Week

Published 11:14 pm Monday, January 28, 2013


AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of Montevallo sophomore Troran Brown was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career Jan. 28 after leading the Falcons to a pair of victories last week.

Brown is the second Montevallo player to earn the weekly award this season. Senior Drico Hightower was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week in mid-December.

The Phoenix, Ariz. Native earned the honor after averaging 23.5 points per game and 8.5 assists per game during the two-game stretch while shooting 59.2 percent from the floor, including 54.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Brown helped Montevallo shoot 63.6 percent from 3-point range in its past two games, which has the Falcons on pace to set a new school record for 3-point shooting percentage in a season.

Brown opened the week with a 20-point performance in the Falcons’ 75-64 win on the road Jan. 24 at Columbus State University. Brown knocked down 7-of-12 field goals, including 2-of-4 from beyond the arc, and 5-of-5 free throws in the win.

Brown also finished with three rebounds and three steals to go along with a team-high five assists in the victory.

Brown led Montevallo with 27 points in a 92-79 win over visiting Armstrong Atlantic State University on Jan. 26 at BankTrust Arena.

Brown finished 9-of-15 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe in the win. Brown also grabbed three boards and dished out a game-high 11 assists in the victory.

Brown is currently the fourth leading scorer in the Peach Belt Conference with an average of 18.5 points per game. The 6-foot-2 guard is also second in 3-point field-goal percentage after shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc through the Falcons’ first 18 games this season.

Brown and his teammates return to action Thursday, Jan. 31 with a trip to Young Harris, Ga. to face Young Harris College in a battle between two teams tied atop the Peach Belt Conference standings. The Falcons (13-5 overall, 8-2 in Peach Belt Conference) enter the contest having won eight of their past nine games, which includes a current five-game winning streak.

Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. CST.