Brown Named to CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America Defensive Team
2012 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America Defensive Team
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Manhattan men's basketball sophomore forward Rhamel Brown earned Mid-Major All-America Defensive Team honors from CollegeInsider.com. The 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 'Defensive Player of the Year' set the Jaspers single season blocks record and led the league with 84 rejections. He was one of 21 mid-major players to earn the accolade from CollegeInsider.com.
Brown powered Manhattan with his strong defensive play coming off the bench in 26 of 34 appearances. He finished the season ranked 20th in NCAA Division I averaging 2.47 blocks per contest. The 6'6" 215-pound forward from Brooklyn was even better in MAAC contests with 2.8 blocks per game. In only two years with the program, Brown ranks third on the career blocks chart with 152.
He swatted five or more shots in five games during the season, and posted a career-high six blocks on two occasions to help lead Manhattan past Saint Peter's (Dec. 4) and Hofstra (Dec. 10). Brown was a major presence on the glass as the grabbed 106 of his 166 rebounds on the defensive end of the floor. In 19.1 minutes per game, Brown averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and he was second in the MAAC with a 60.1% field goal percentage.