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22   Etienne Brower
Etienne Brower

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
West Hempstead, N.Y.

High School:
West Hempstead

Last College:
Boston University

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
F

Birthdate:
01/24/1985

Experience:
TR


04/03/2008

UMass vs. Ohio State :: 2008 NIT Championship

UMass vs. Ohio State :: 2008 NIT Championship

  • Ford TV Show Featuring Brower (Jan. 28, 2007)

    FORD ON BROWER: "Etienne will be one of our four captains as a senior. Etienne I think is probably our most versatile player on our basketball team. He is someone that has had to fight through injury. The key for him is to hopefully if he stays injury free he is someone that is going to spend a lot of time on the court at a post or wing position. He has really dedicated himself over the summer to have a great senior year. Etienne is one of the hardest working players on the team. There's not really anything Etienne can't do. He will be splitting from inside to outside. He is without question a 3-point threat. You can take twelve Etiene Browers and win a ton of games. He can play one through five. His attitude and work ethic is second to none. He may not be the guy to get all the notoriety, but he's the one guy who will fill up the stat sheet."

    2007-08 UPDATE:
    • Versatile big man has been a major contributor this year, playing all 36 games, starting 30 including first 15 games.
    • Third on team with 12.7 scoring. Second on the team in rebounds, 6.9 per game (ranks ninth in the A-10).
    • Shot 42.9 from 3-point range (82-of-191). Ranked tied for fifth in A-10 in 3-point field goal percentage.
    • Finished second in career 3-point field goal percentage (42.2) and seventh in single-season 3-point field goal pct. (42.9).
    • His 82 made 3-pointers ranked tied for eighth in a single-season at UMass.
    • Returned to form making 49 percent (59-of-124) in last 21 games (since Jan. 16) after stretch of making just 4-of-37 3-pointers Dec. 1-Jan. 9.
    • Ranked No. 2 for first two weeks of year in 3-point field goal percentage making 19 of first 30 attempts (63.3 percent).
    • 219 more points in first 22 games (278) than all last year (59). Scored 75 points in first five games after 59 all of 06-07.
    • 25 games in double-figures after none last season. UMass was 18-7 in those games.
    • Five games with 20 or more points: including 26 at Rhode Island, 22 vs. Xavier and 21 at Temple and Duquesne.
    • In 16 A-10 games, averaged 14.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Shooting 49 percent from 3FGs (43-of-87).
    • Over eight games (Jan. 27-Feb. 21): 18.1 points, 6.8 reb. while shooting 63 from the floor and 58 from 3-pointers.
    • In final college game, had sixth-career double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds in NIT Final vs. Ohio State (4/3).
    • Grabbed team-best 12 rebounds, along with eight points in NIT Semifinal win over Florida (4/1).
    • Scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half of UMass miracle comeback at Syracuse (3/25) in NIT Quarterfinal. Tied career-high with five assists in the win.
    • Grabbed 12 rebounds along with eight points in NIT First Round against Stephen F. Austin (3/18).
    • Tallied all of his 14 points in A-10 Quarterfinals vs. Charlotte (3/13), made 4-of-7 of 3-pointers.
    • Third triple-double of year with 17 points and 10 rebounds at George Washington (3/8), Made 4-of-8 3-pointers.
    • On Senior Night, tallied 11 points, had five rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
    • Made 5-of-6 from 3-point range at Richmond (3/1) for only baskets of game in tallying 17 points.
    • Played 100th career game against St. Bonaventure (2/24). Had just four points and five rebounds.
    • Career-high 26 points including 8-of-10 from floor and 5-of-7 from 3-pointers at Rhode Island (2/21). Added eight reb.
    • Made all three 3-pointers and was 5-of-6 from floor in scoring 15 points vs. Saint Louis (2/17). Also had nine rebounds.
    • Sixth game in a row in double-figures with 17 points vs. Fordham (2/14), making 4-of-5 3-pointers.
    • Fifth game in a row with double-figures as he had a game-high 21 points at Temple (2/10). Made four 3-pointers.
    • Career-high 17 rebounds and 10 points for second double-double of the season against RV/RV Rhode Island (2/7).
    • Scored in double-figures for the third game in a row with 12 at Saint Louis (2/2). Also had five rebounds.
    • Hit all five 3-point tries and tied career-best with eight made field goals for 21 points at Duquesne (1/30).
    • Second-career game with 20 points against #23/22 Xavier (1/27) with 22 including 10-of-11 from foul line.
    • First-career double-double at UMass with 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over Charlotte (1/19).
    • In first game off the bench this season, scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds at #14/18 Dayton (1/16).
    • Netted 14 points against Saint Joseph's (1/9). Made first 3-pointer in six games in the first half.
    • Scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds with great hustle at #15/15 Vanderbilt (1/5). Took career-high 15 field goal attempts, but made just two. Also tied career-high with three steals.
    • Broke out of scoring slump with huge second half in win over Houston (1/2) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Had just one point and zero rebounds at half. Set new career-highs with eight made free throws and 12 free throw attempts.
    • Playing against team he began college career with in Boston University (12/29), had nine rebounds, but scored one point.
    • After just four total points in two games, came back with 13 points in win over Central Connecticut (12/22).
    • Tied career-high with 10 rebounds at Boston College (12/12) in playing hustle all game despite just 1-of-9 from the floor.
    • Netted 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Marist (12/8).
    • Tallied 14 points including 11 in the first half in huge win at Syracuse (11/28).
    • Career-game vs. Wis.-Green Bay (11/17) with 25 points, first career game with more than 20 points. Made 8-of-13 from the floor with 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Also led UMass with eight rebounds and added two steals. Teammed with Gary Forbes (25 points) for UMass' first duo with 25 or more in 10 years (Travieso (27)/Bright (26) at Pitt (1/23/96).
    • Continued hot shooting making 5-of-7 for 12 points in win over Yale (11/14). Tied career-high with five assists.
    • Netted 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting along with seven rebounds in win over Northern Illinois (11/10).
    • Scored UMass career-high in season opener vs. Cal Poly (11/9) with 17 points. With six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2006-07: Versatile big man has played in 22 games overall during the season, starting five ... Missed first seven games of the season with a right ankle injury, which has hampered him during the season ... Averaging 2.7 points per game average and 2.0 rebounds per game in 11.5 minutes per game ... Made a 3-pointer vs. Saint Louis (3/8) in the A-10 Tournament First Round ... After four games with no points, had four points and four assists vs. St. Bonaventure (2/21) ... Gave UMass the lead it would never give up with a 3-pointer midway in the second half at Charlotte (1/28), finished with seven points ... Returned to starting line-up on his birthday and scored three points and two rebounds at Rhode Island (1/24) ... Nailed a key 3-pointer late vs, Duquesne (1/21) ... Returned action at Xavier (1/18) and canned two 3-pointers including one with 30 seconds left draw UMass within two points ... Re-injured his ankle against George Washington (1/10) and did not play against Temple (1/13) ... Equaled season-best eight points in first 5:30 against George Washington (1/10), but did not score again in the game ... Started and grabbed six rebounds, but did not score at La Salle (1/6) ... Scored five points and handed out career-best five assists against Miami (1/2) in 25 minutes as starter ... Made first UMass start vs. Yale (12/28) and played 21 minutes as he made two 3-pointers for his six points ... Showed first flashes of brilliance at Louisville (12/13) as he scored eight points including clutch falling down jumper in second half. Also hit three free throws as he was fouled on a 3-pointer ... Made his UMass debut against Boston College (12/2) posting two rebounds and one assist.

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Sat out as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules after coming to UMass from Boston University ... Practiced with the Minutemen.

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004-05 (AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY): Averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Terriers in leading them to the NIT ... Started all 29 games ... Named to the 2004-05 America East All-Conference Third Team ... Had 40 blocked shots as a sophomore, the seventh best mark in team history ... Tallied back-to-back double-doubles (the first two of his career) when he had 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Stony Brook (2/16) and then 11 points and 10 boards vs Northeastern on (2/20) ... Played a career-high 37 minutes in the Stony Brook game ... Scored 12 of his career-high 19 points in the second half at Maine (2/2), marking the sixth time in his sophomore seasons he set a career scoring high ... Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds vs. New Hampshire (1/26) He also had a career-best four assists in the game ... Scored 17 points at Stony Brook (1/22), as he shot 6-for-8 from the field ... Scored 17 points for the fourth time in 2004-05 vs. Canisius (12/23) ... Scored 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting at Harvard on (12/7), including a 2-for-3 effort from the three-point line, adding five rebounds, an assist, and a blocked shot ... Set a new career-high in scoring for the third straight game at New Hampshire (12/4) with 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds for the second time in three games, and had a career-high five blocked shots against the Wildcats ... Scored a then career-high 12 points at Youngstown State (11/27), also had career highs with eight rebounds, three blocks, and a 5-for-10 effort from the field.

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04 (AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY): Played in 22 games, starting once and scoring 1.4 points per game ... Had season high with three rebounds against Hartford (2/7) ... Registered then-career highs in assists (three) and blocked shots (two) against Maine (1/21) ... Scored six points and tied his career high with three rebounds at UMBC (1/14) ... Scored five points on 2-for-3 shooting against Binghamton (1/10).

    BEFORE COLLEGE: Three-year captain for West Hempstead High School on Long Island in New York ... As a senior, averaged 18.3 points, 14 rebounds, four blocked shots, and four assists in leading West Hempstead to its first Nassau Class B Championship since 1957 ... The Rams finished with a 22-2 record. Shot 59 percent from the field ... In his junior year, was an All-County First Team performer after averaging 17 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks per game ... His 17-and-under Long Island Lightning AAU team qualified to play for the National Championship ... Finalist for the Sandler Award in 2003, given to Nassau County's best basketball player ... Selected to the All-Long Island Boys Basketball Team and was the Nassau Public Schools Player of the Year as a senior ... Was an All-Conference tennis player at West Hempstead., leading the Rams to an undefeated season in his senior year.

    PERSONAL: Etienne Gyasi Xalbat Brower ... Born on Jan. 24, 1985 ... Son of Solange and Quinis Brower ... Father was a former Hofstra University and pro basketball player who was drafted by the ABA's New York Nets ... Etienne is an only child ... Shoe size 15 ... Speaks French fluently ... Majoring in Psychology.

    BROWER'S CAREER STATISTICS
    Year		GP	GS	Min	Avg	FG	FGA	Pct	3FG	FGA	Pct	FT	FTA	Pct	Off	Def	Tot	Avg	PF	FO	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
    2003-04 BU	22	1	165	7.5	11	31	.355	1	4	.250	7	9	.778	8	13	21	1.0	11	0	10	11	5	5	30	1.4
    2004-05 BU	29	29	731	25.2	87	203	.429	24	65	.369	43	61	.705	43	115	158	5.4	69	1	28	33	40	17	241	8.3
    2006-07		22	5	254	11.5		20	53	.377	12	32	.375	7	9	.778	14	31	45	2.0	36	1	24	19	9	5	59	2.7
    2007-08	36	30	1085	30.1	148	324	.457	82	191	.429	78	113	.690	74	173	247	6.9	116	6	58	49	48	26	456	12.7
    TOTAL at UMASS	58	35	1339	23.1	168	377	.446	94	223	.422	85	122	.697	88	204	292	5.0	152	7	82	68	57	31	515	8.9
    TOTAL	109	65	2235	20.5	266	611	.435	119	292	.408	135	192	.703	139	332	471	4.3	232	8	120	112	102	53	786	7.2
    
    Brower's Career Highs
    Category	#	Opponent, Date
    Points 	26	at Rhode Island, 2/21/08
    Field Goals	8	at Rhode Island, 2/21/08
    	8	at Temple, 2/10/08
    	8	at Duquesne, 1/30/08
    	8	Wis.-Green Bay, 11/17/07
    Field Goal Att.	18	vs. Ohio State, 4/3/08
    3-pt FGM 	7	Wis.-Green Bay, 11/17/07
    3-pt FGA 	10	Wis.-Green Bay, 11/17/07
    	10	at Syracuse, 3/25/08
    3-pt FG Pct. 	100. (5-5)	at Duquesne, 1/30/08
    Free Throws	10	Xavier, 1/27/08
    Free Throw Att.	12	Houston, 1/2/08
    Free Throw Pct.	.909	Xavier, 1/27/08
    Rebounds 	17	Rhode Island, 2/7/08
    Def. Rebounds	10	Rhode Island, 2/7/08
    	10	Stephen F. Austin, 3/18/08
    Off. Rebounds	9	vs. Ohio State, 4/3/08
    Assists	5	Miami (Fla.), 1/2/07
    	5	Yale, 11/14/07
    	5	at Syracuse, 3/25/08
    Blocks	5 	at New Hampshire 12/4/04
    	4	at George Wash, 3/8/08 - UMASS HI
    Steals	3	at Vanderbilt, 1/5/08
    	3 	vs. Hartford, 1/6/05
    Minutes	41	at Temple, 2/10/08
    

    Brower's Miscellaneous Stats Catergory 07-08 Car. Last Time... Double-Figure Scoring 25 39 vs. Ohio State, 4/3/08 20-plus points 5 5 at Rhode Island, 2/21/08 25-plus points 2 2 at Rhode Island, 2/21/08 10-plus rebounds 6 9 vs. Ohio State, 4/3/08 Double-Double 4 6 vs. Ohio State, 4/3/08


    Career Honors UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of Week (Feb. 11, 2008)

    A FEW MINUTES WITH ET
    Nickname: E, Et
    Major (Why?): Psychology/Education
    Favorite Musical Artist: Andre 3000, Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks
    Best Concert I Ever Attended: The Game
    Favorite Sports Movie: He Got Game
    Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: UMass Basketball vs. Kentucky
    Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Dick Vitale
    Favorite Pro Sports Team: Yankees
    Favorite Athletes: Carmelo Anthony
    Childhood Idol: Michael Jordan
    Team I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: UNC
    Best Player I Ever Faced: Olivier St. Jean
    Best Player I Ever Played With: Stephane Lasme
    Toughest Place I Ever Played: Kentucky
    Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: GQ
    My Biggest Fear: season ending early for any reason
    Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Julius Erving
    Most People Don't Know This But: I'm bilingual (French)
    My Most Prized Possession: My necklace
    Place I'd Like to Visit: Arizona State
    Best Part About Living In Amherst: "club sidewalk"
    Best Moment at UMass: The Louisville win
    My First Memory of Basketball: Playing against my father in West Hempstead
    I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I've had it forever
    My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Louisville win
    If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Regular student
    Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: Father
    Pre-game Rituals: Nap
    One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: More creative
    My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Singing
    The Person I Would Choose to be Stranded on a Deserted Island with: Meagan Fox
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