For the first time in his career, Tigers senior guard Bryce Brown has been named SEC Player of the Week.
Brown was honored by the conference Monday for his efforts in No. 8 Auburn's 2-1 stretch at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational last week. The Tigers beat Xavier, lost to then-No. 1 Duke, then won bronze in the tournament with a victory over Arizona.
In Maui, Brown averaged 20.3 points per game. In the third-place game against Arizona, he finished 4-of-8 from downtown, moving to No. 1 for most 3-pointers made in program history with 264.
"For Bryce to surpass (Welsey Person) was very historical, and he's not done yet," said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. "He was the best on-ball defender in Maui... I was really, really impressed. He's an important piece to what we do."
Brown shares the award with Tennessee's Grant Williams. The award is Auburn's second of the season after sophomore forward Chuma Okeke was named SEC Player of the Week following the team's first two games.
Auburn returns home for a showdown with Saint Peter's this Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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