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Amber Brown earns ACC Freshman of the Week honors

The Pitt guard averaged 10.0 rebounds per game over the last week

Matt Hawley

The Pitt women’s basketball team has struggled to a 3-11 record so far in the 2019-20 season, but despite the poor overall results, the team has gotten outstanding play on a consistent basis from a handful of players, including Panthers guard Amber Brown. Brown averaged 8.3 points 10.0 rebounds per game over the last week, and as a result, she was honored as the ACC Freshman of the Week by the conference on Monday afternoon.

The Monroe, Louisiana, native kicked off the week by accruing seven points and a career-high 13 rebounds at North Carolina on Monday, and she followed that up with a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Thursday. That marked Brown’s fifth double-double of the season and the third time she logged 10 or more rebounds in a game this season.

While the 6’0” guard’s production declined to six points and six rebounds in Pitt’s matchup with Boston College, that was due to the fact that she played just 23 minutes, a season low. Despite the limited action, she remained highly efficient, as she converted on 75 percent of her shots from the field, a personal best.

This is the second time Brown has been honored as the ACC Freshman of the Week in the past month, as she previously earned the honor on Dec. 9. She is the third player in program history to be honored as an ACC Freshman of the Week and the fourth to win any weekly conference honor. And with one of her best weeks to date in the books, her stat line for the season currently sits at 11.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.