Rafael Maia Named Ivy League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Providence, R.I. - Brown sophomore center Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) burst onto the scene with a dominant week and was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for scoring career highs in consecutive road games against Central Connecticut and Maine.


Maia opened the week with 14 points at Central Connecticut State, shooting 6 of 8 from the field, while grabbing six rebounds. He then netted 21 points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in Brown's 70-68 win at Maine.


For the week, Maia shot 68.2 percent (15-of-22) from the field and was solid on the backboards, averaging seven per game. He also had a season-high three steals vs. Maine.


Maia and his teammates will be back in action on Wednesday, November 21, hosting cross-state rival Bryant at the Pizzitola Sports Center.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


Photo of Rafael Maia by Tim Sullivan