RICHMOND – January 13, 2020
Eastern Kentucky University sophomore guard Jomaru Brown was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Monday.
Brown averaged 22 points and 3.5 steals-per-game last week to lead EKU to a pair of home victories over Eastern Illinois and SIUE.
The native of Raleigh, North Carolina opened the week with 24 points, three steals, three rebounds and two assists in a 77-74 victory over Eastern Illinois. He followed that up with 20 points, four steals and an assist in the Colonels’ 78-72 victory over SIUE on Saturday. Brown sank 4-of-4 free throws in the final 35 seconds to seal the win over the Cougars.
Brown’s play has helped spark the Colonels to their best OVC start since 2014-15 (3-1).
He currently ranks fifth in the league in scoring at 17.1 points-per-game.
EKU hits the road to Nashville this week to face Belmont on Thursday and Tennessee State on Saturday.