WALTHAM, Mass. – Men’s Basketball sophomore Toby Harris of Durham, North Carolina, has been named the November 14 Brandeis Athletes of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
Harris helped the Judges win their first two games of the season this past week. He averaged 27 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 assists, two blocks and two steals per game as Brandeis won both contests. He shot 69 percent from the field (20-29), 56 percent from 3-point range (9-16) and 100 percent from the line (5-5). Harris netted his first career 30-point game in a 77-58 win over Salem State to start the week on Wednesday November 9, along with five rebounds and career-highs of four assists, three steals and three blocked shots. On Saturday November 12 in a 90-62 win against Rhode Island College, Harris had 24 points and nine boards, missing just two shots on the day (9-11 FG, 4-6 3FG, 2-2 FT). He also earned University Athletic Association Player of the Week honors for his efforts.
In coach Jean Bain’s fifth season, the Brandeis men’s basketball team is off to a 2-0 start. The Judges return to action this week with a pair of road games, at Emmanuel College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at Lasell University at 3 p.m.
GET TO KNOW TOBY
My favorite High School moment: Reaching back-to-back state semifinals
My favorite Brandeis professor is: Sophia Niehaus, French
My dream job is: Professional basketball player
My favorite movies are: Creed II and Scarface
My favorite professional athlete is: Danny Green
This is the seventh year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
Harris is a 2021 graduate of Durham Academy.
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