BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – March 3, 2020
Eastern Kentucky University sophomore guard Jomaru Brown has been voted first team All-Ohio Valley Conference, the league announced on Tuesday.
Sophomore forward Tre King, meanwhile, was named second team All-OVC.
The sophomore duo helped lead the Colonels to 12 OVC wins this season, tied for second-most by an EKU team ever.
Brown ranked fourth in the OVC in scoring at 18.8 points-per-game during the regular season. He also ranked third in the league in steals-per-game (1.9) and 13th in free throw percentage (75.1%).
He poured in a career-high 41 points versus in-state rival Western Kentucky on November 15. That remains the most points scored by an OVC player in a game this season. It is tied for the fourth-most points ever scored by a Colonel in a game.
Brown stepped up his game during OVC play. The 6-2 guard averaged 20.2 points-per-game against conference competition, tied for second-highest in the league. He ranked second in steals-per-game (2.2), 14th in assists-per-game (3.2) and 14th in three-point field goal percentage (38.2%) during the OVC schedule.
The native of Raleigh, North Carolina posted 37 points, six rebounds and four assists to lead the Colonels to a key road win at Tennessee State on January 18. He was 18-of-19 from the free throw line in that victory. His 18 free throws are the most by an OVC player in a game this season.
A week later, Brown connected on a career-high six three-pointers and finished with 31 points in a road win at Tennessee Tech. He went for 19 points and a career-high nine assists in a road victory at rival Morehead State on February 13.
Brown scored his 1,000th career point in the regular season finale versus Morehead State, an 80-76 victory at home.
He was voted OVC Player of the Week twice during the season – November 18 and January 20.
Brown is the 42nd Colonel all-time to earn first team All-OVC honors.
He was voted to the OVC All-Newcomer Team last year as a freshman.
King averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds-per-game this season. He ranked 14th in the OVC in field goal percentage (52.8%) and fourth in free throw percentage (79.1%) during the regular season.
The 6-8 forward closed out non-conference play with one of his best performances of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds at East Carolina on December 28.
King used that performance as a springboard into conference play. He upped his scoring average to 12.3 points-per-game against league competition, shooting 58.1% from the field.
The native of Lexington, Kentucky went for 18 points, nine rebounds and two steals in a road win at Jacksonville State on January 23.
A week later, he posted an impressive line of 22 points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists in a home victory over UT Martin.
On February 6, King went for 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Colonels to a key road win at Eastern Illinois.
He poured in a career-high 23 points – including going a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line – at Austin Peay on February 15.
King is the 22nd Colonel all-time to earn second team All-OVC honors.
Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor was voted OVC Player of the Year, while Belmont’s Grayson Murphy was named OVC Defensive Player of the Year and Austin Peay’s Jordyn Adams earned OVC Freshman of the Year honors.
Brown, King and the Colonels open OVC Tournament play versus the winner of No. 5 Tennessee State / No. 8 Morehead State in the quarterfinals on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will stream live on ESPN+.