2004-05 Junior: 2005 Consensus First-Team All-American ... Wooden Award All-America Team and finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, finishing third in voting for the prestigious Wooden Player of the Year Award ... National Player of the Year and First-Team All-American by The Sporting News ... USBWA First-Team All-American ... Sports Illustrated.com and CBS Sportsline.com First-Team All-American ... Associated Press Second-Team All-American ... NABC Second-Team All-American ... Basketball Times Second-Team All-American ... Just the sixth Consensus First-Team All-American in UI school history, and the first since Rod Fletcher in 1952 ... Big Ten Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten selection by both league coaches and media ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Oscar Robertson (USBWA) Player of the Year finalist ... Midseason Naismith Award candidate ... USBWA All-District and District Player of the Year ... NABC First-Team All-District ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Tri-MVP of Illinois squad with Deron Williams and Luther Head ... Team Tri-Captain ... Started every game of the season, ranking second on the Illini in scoring, averaging 13.3 points (16th in Big Ten) ... Scored in double figures 29 times and was Illinois' leading scorer in 10 games ... Led the Illini and ranked second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at 43.4 percent (99-228) ... Second on the Illini and in the Big Ten with 99 three-pointers (2.5 per game) and made at least three treys in 16 games ... His 99 three-pointers is the second-highest single-season total in school history ... Second on the Illini and third in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 4.5 apg ... Led the Illini and ranked third in the Big Ten in steals, averaging 1.8 spg ... Also led the team and ranked third in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.42) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week - Nov. 22 after wins over Delaware State and Florida A&M and Feb. 21 after wins at Penn State and at Iowa ... Las Vegas Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team ... Scored season-high 27 points vs. Purdue (March 3), the most by an Illini player on the season ... Hit 9-12 shots against the Boilermakers, including 8-10 three-pointers ... His eight 3-pointers against Purdue tied an Illini school record ... Tied his NCAA Tournament career-high with 21 points and five 3-pointers in a regional semifinal victory over Wis.-Milwaukee ... Dished out a career-high 13 assists vs. Longwood (Dec. 27), the most by a Big Ten player on the season and the third highest total by an Illini player in school history ... Preseason Wooden Award candidate ... Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten selection.
2003-04 Sophomore: Second-Team All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Honorable mention All-American by Associated Press ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... USBWA All-District 5 selection ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Team Tri-Captain ... Started every game of the season, ranking second on the team and 14th in the Big Ten in scoring at 13.3 points per game ... Led the Illini in steals with 51 ... Ranked second on the team and in the Big Ten with 4.5 assists per game ... Fourth on the team in rebounding at 3.7 per game ... Averaged 16.5 points on over 51 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent shooting from 3-point range over the final 11 games of the season ... Among the Big Ten's Top 10 in four categories, ranking second to teammate Deron Williams in assists with 4.5 per game, third in assist/turnover ratio (2.26), eighth with 2.2 three-pointers per game and ninth with 1.6 steals per game ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors March 1 after averaging 19 points and shooting 50 percent (7-14) from 3-point range in wins over Iowa and Northwestern ... Scored a season-high 24 points in win over Penn State on Feb. 21, making eight of 13 shots, including six-of-10 from 3-point range ... Posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists in win at Iowa on Feb. 25, while also pulling down seven boards ... Led Illini with 21 points in NCAA Tournament first round win over Murray State ... Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, and preseason First-Team All-Big Ten pick by both the media and coaches ... Preseason Playboy All-America selection ... During the summer prior to the 2003-04 season, he led the USA Basketball Men's National Junior Team in scoring with a 17.3 average and in steals with 19 ... Set a U.S. Junior World Championships team record with 47 points in 87-84 win over Lithuania ... Along with former teammate Deron Williams, helped the U.S. to a fifth-place finish in Greece with a 7-1 record.
2002-03 Freshman: Second-Team All-Big Ten selection by the media and Third-Team All-Big Ten by league coaches ... Named to first-ever Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Named All-Freshman Team by CollegeInsider.com ... Started 31-of-32 games at guard, leading the team in minutes played at 34.1 mpg ... Second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.0 points ... Averaged 16.3 points over the last six games of the regular season ... Scored in double figures in 19 games, with four 20+ point performances (season-high 25 vs. Eastern Illinois, 21 vs. Missouri, 24 vs. Michigan State and 20 vs. Wisconsin) ... Led the Big Ten (all games) in assists, averaging 4.97 per game ... Finished second in the league in assists in conference games with 76, falling just one assist shy of teammate Deron Williams for the Big Ten lead ... Led the Big Ten in steals in conference games, averaging 1.9 steals per game, and finished third in all games with average of 1.8 ... Big Ten leader in assist-to-turnover ratio in all games (+2.56) and conference games (+3.04) ... Reached double figures in assists twice, with 10 vs. Western Illinois and season-high 11 at Penn State ... Became the first freshman in Illinois history to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors after scoring 21 points against No. 11 Missouri, adding a game-high seven assists and five rebounds, including four offensive ... One of 12 players on the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team ... Helped the U.S. to a bronze medal along with former Illini Deron Williams.
Brown's Career Statistics:
Year G-GS MIN-Avg FGM-A/% 3PM-A/% FTM-A/% OR-DR--TOT/Avg PF-DQ A TO B S PTS/Avg 02-03 32-31 1090-34.1 142-327/.434 51-155/.329 49-72/.681 35-84--119/3.7 56-0 159 62 0 57 384/12.0 03-04 33-33 1153-34.9 160-389/.411 71-205/.346 49-73/.671 34-89--123/3.7 66-0 147 65 3 51 440/13.3 04-05 39-39 1272-32.6 179-359/.499 99-228/.434 61-79/.772 21-83--104/2.7 72-1 177 73 3 70 518/13.3 05-06 33-33 1183-35.8 157-437/.359 78-243/.321 78-103/.757 15-87--102/3.1 61-1 191 94 1 53 470/14.2 Totals 137-136 4698-34.3 638-1512/.422 299-831/.360 237-327/.725 105-343--448/3.3 255-2 674 294 7 231 1812/13.4