Rafael Maia Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Providence, R.I. - Brown sophomore center Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after turning in one of the top shooting weekend's in school history, as the Bears defeated Dartmouth and fell to Harvard in double overtime.
Maia totaled a season high 21 points against Dartmouth, connecting on an incredible 10-of-11 field goals. All of his points were scored in the paint, with his only miss an unexpected three-point attempt. Maia also grabbed four rebounds and handed out three assists against the Big Green.
In the double overtime game with Harvard, Maia once again was strong in the paint, connecting on 5-of-7 field goals in scoring 12 points, while pulling down four rebounds.
In the two games, Maia shot a sizzling 83-percent from the field, hitting 15 of 18 field goals.
Maia is the Ivy League's leading rebounder with 7.5 rebounds per game, while averaging 10.7 points per game for the Bears.
Brown (8-10, 2-2 Ivy) returns to the hardwood on Friday evening, February 8, traveling to Princeton, New Jersey to face first-place Princeton. The Bears will play Penn on Saturday, February 9, in Philadelphia.