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GU's Brandon McMillan earns ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week honor

GU's Brandon McMillan earns ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week honor

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week of February 12 and Gallaudet University senior guard Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) was named the Division III Men's Basketball South Player of the Week on Tuesday. This is the second award this week for McMillan, who was named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.

McMillan had a record-breaking game this past Sunday on Senior Day as he scored 46 points in a 95-90 victory against Penn St.-Abington at home. The 46 points is a new NEAC single-game points record along with his 21 field goals made. McMillan made 21 of 28 shots from the field and went 4-for-6 from three-point range. His career-high 46 points was accomplished without taking one free throw. McMillan's 46 points is one shy of the school record of 47 set back in 1965 by Kevin Milligan in a double overtime loss at Washington (Md.) College. The 21 field goals made is a new school record. McMillan's 46-point performance pushed him over 300 points scored this year and 800 for his career in four seasons. Earlier in the week McMillan scored a team-high 16 points against NEAC South Division leader Penn St.-Harrisburg in a loss on the road.

This is the first ECAC basketball award for Gallaudet University this season. Last year, women's basketball standout Easter Faafiti was honored three different times. McMillan becomes the first Bison to earn an ECAC Player of the Week honor during Coach Jeb Barber's five-year tenure at Gallaudet.

Gallaudet (11-11, 8-5 NEAC South) will close out the regular-season on Sunday, Feb. 19, as it travels to Reading, Pa., to take on Penn St.-Berks (7-13, 6-5 NEAC South).

About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.