EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Eastern Kentucky University sophomore guard Jomaru Brown has been voted to the Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team, the league announced on Tuesday at its annual Media Day.
Brown earned OVC All-Newcomer Team honors last season as a freshman. He ranked seventh in the OVC in scoring during conference play at 16.9 points-per-game. That number led all freshmen in the league.
The 6-2 guard out of Raleigh, North Carolina also ranked second in the OVC in steals during the regular season with 60 – a new EKU freshman record.
He emerged on the scene with a 21-point performance in the win over Kennesaw State at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on November 19. A week later, he went for 14 points, six rebounds, a career-high six steals and three assists at then-No. 6 Tennessee.
Brown closed out the season on fire. He dropped 30 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead EKU to a 75-65 home win over Tennessee State on February 9.He had 17 points and a career-high nine assists in the win over Austin Peay on February 28. He closed out the season with a career-high 31 points versus rival Morehead State on March 2.
Brown averaged 14.4 points-per-game over the whole season. He was voted OVC Freshman of the Week three times.