Junior year (2005-06) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Etienne is a player I have really enjoyed coaching thus far. He is one of the hardest working players on the team. There's not really anything Etienne can't do. He can shoot the basketball extremely well, he is a very good low post scorer, he can rebound very well, he is extremely athletic. He falls in the mode of a Brandon Thomas who is extremely versatile but more athletic. Etienne is going to have a great career here at UMass. I'm really excited about him being a part of this basketball team because he can hurt other teams in so many different ways."
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.
Brower in BU vs UMass (12/28/2004)
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 21 BROWER, Etienne..... f 5-10 2-4 3-3 3 1 4 4 15 1 4 1 0 31
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.
|with BU||with UMass|
|Points||19 - at Maine (02/02/05)||26 - at Rhode Island (2/21/08)|
|Rebounds||10 - three times, last vs. Northeastern (02/20/05)||17 - vs. Rhode Island (2/7/08)|
|FGM||7 - twice, last at Maine (02/02/05)||8 - four times, last at Rhode Island (2/21/08)|
|FGA||14 - vs. Northeastern (02/20/05)||18 - vs. Ohio State (4/3/08)|
|3-pt FGM||4 - vs. Canisius (12/23/04)||7 - vs. Wisconsin - Green Bay (11/17/07)|
|3-pt FGA||7 - vs. Canisius (12/23/04)||10 - twice, last at Syracuse (3/25/08)|
|FTM||5 - vs. New Hampshire (01/26/05)||10 - vs. Xavier (1/27/08)|
|FTA||9 - vs. Stony Brook (02/16/05)||12 - vs. Houston (1/2/08)|
|Assists||4 - vs. New Hampshire (01/26/05)||5 - three times, last at Syracuse (3/25/08)|
|Blocks||5 - at New Hampshire (12/04/04)||4 - twice, last at George Washington (3/8/08)|
|Steals||3 - vs. Hartford (01/06/05)||3 - twice, last at Rhode Island (2/21/08)|
|Minutes||37 - vs. Stony Brook (02/16/05)||41 - at Temple (2/10/08)|
|2005-06||Did not play under NCAA transfer rules|