“Surprisingly Decent” Friars Get Two Player Mentions in ESPN Weekly Watch

dave@friarblog —  December 13th, 2010 12:31 PM —  Comments
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Some good national attention is finally starting to trickle the Friars’ way. I can’ t remember the last time Providence was mentioned in the ESPN Weekly Watch (maybe for the wrong reasons last year), but this Monday’s edition called out Marshon Brooks’ big week as well as Vincent Council’s crazy assist game against Brown.

Tennessee, Cuse’s Jackson highlight past week

Rick Jackson of Syracuse was the Player of the Week (although not according to the BIG EAST itself!), but Marshon Brooks was listed as one of three “Other contenders“.

Marshon Brooks, Providence: PC had a three-game week, and Brooks probably wishes it had played more. The senior swingman started the week with a career-high 33 points plus eight rebounds in a win over Brown and closed it by posting the same stat line (33 points, eight rebounds) in a win over Alabama. Wedged in between was a 28-and-10 performance in a two-point loss at BC for the surprisingly decent 10-2 Friars.

Although Council struggled shooting the last two games, his game against Brown last Monday earned him a place on the “More performances that wowed us” list with 11 other players.

Vincent Council, Providence: Teammate Marshon Brooks wasn’t the only one to shine in the 91-64 rout of Brown. The sophomore guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., scored 19 points and tied a school record with 16 assists.

Also of note, Boston College was listed under “Teams that impressed us” – In addition to beating Indiana and the Friars earlier in the week, the Eagles also went into Maryland and picked up a great 79-75 road win. Oh half court shot, why couldn’t you have dropped!!

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