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Broome Chosen OVC Freshman of the Week

Nov 30, 2020

Credit MSU Athletics

The 6-foot-10 men's basketball newcomer was selected as the first Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for the 2020-21 season.

Broome, a native of Plant City, Fla., got a starting assignment in his first collegiate week and delivered solid performances. In his first career home game, a win over Arkansas State Sunday, Broome led the team with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots. He scored 19 in the second half, including seven straight in the final three minutes in a close game that distanced the Eagles from the Red Wolves for the final margin.

His point total was the most for an Eagle freshman since Jordan Walker (who finished his career last season) scored 26 at UT Martin in 2016-17.

Broome opened his college career with an 11-point, five-rebound effort at No. 10 Kentucky Wednesday and followed with six points and six rebounds against Richmond Friday. For the week, he averaged 14.0 points and 7.7 rebounds and hit 61 percent of his shots.

Broome and the Eagles are slated to take on top-25 Ohio State on the road Wednesday night at 5 p.m. ET.