Brown's Hunt and Kilburn Earn Ivy Player and Rookie of the Week Honors(Feb. 19, 2001) -- Brown University sophomore guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD) and freshman forward Jaime Kilburn (Brooklyn, NY) have been named the Ivy League's Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week respectively following Brown's weekend sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth.
The Bears are currently one game out of first place in the Ivy League standings with a 5-4 Ivy mark, and 11-11 overall.
Hunt, the Ivy League's leading scorer, took over the Dartmouth game, exploding for 33 points, including 19 in the second half as Brown extended a 40-39 halftime lead. He converted 12-of-15 shots, including three-of-four treys. Hunt, who starred at Good Counsel HS, also grabbed 12 rebounds on a night that Brown's starting post players were sidelined with serious foul trouble. He led all scorers with 23 points in Brown's win over Harvard Friday night.
After the 33-point effort, Hunt has reclaimed his 20-point average (20.3 ppg) and gotten back on pace to score 1,000 points before the end of the season. Hunt has scored 907 career points, 21st best in Brown basketball history. His next milestone is the 19th spot on the Bears' all-time scoring list (909 points) occupied by Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds '68 and former Ivy Player of the Year Jim Turner '86.
Kilburn, who starred at Boys and Girls HS in Brooklyn, NY, played an enormous role as his Brown Bears returned to contention in the Ivy League race. He came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points (on six-of-seven shooting) and grab a career-high nine rebounds against Dartmouth. Kilburn played 21 minutes versus Dartmouth and 13 more against Harvard, scoring 5 points and grabbing 2 rebounds.