NEW ORLEANS – Loyola men’s basketball star Ryan Brock was recently named the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete for the Month of March by the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Brock averaged 19 points per game in March, leading the Wolfpack to an upset win over top-seeded Lee College to reach the conference semifinals. A New Orleans product from Brother Martin High School, Brock was an NAIA Second-Team All-American after ranking fourth in the nation with 22.2 points per game. The senior was also honored as the Louisiana Small College Player of the Year and was named the West Division Player of the Year and was selected to the all-conference and all-tournament teams. He not only led Loyola in scoring, but also in rebounds (5.3), assists (3.3) and steals (1.7). He finished his illustrious career as the second-leading scorer in Wolfpack history with 1,706 points.
Brock was the second Loyola men’s basketball player to earn the award this season. Corey Gray was tapped play of the month for January.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee has been selecting an Amateur Athlete of the Month each month since 1958. The athlete must be a native of the greater New Orleans area or must compete for a team in the metropolitan region in order to be eligible. Each of the monthly award winners will be honored in the summer at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
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