Western Connecticut's DaQuan Brooks among national leaders in three categories... a 2011-12 Division III All-American candidate

Brooks zeros in on third-straight Little East Conference Player of the Year honor

DANBURY, CT (Feb. 2) — Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA) is among the nation's best in the latest release of the NCAA Division III men's basketball statistical report, released on Tuesday.

Brooks, who is now averaging 27.5 points per game, was ranked third in the nation with 26.5 points per game before connecting for a career-high 47 points in Tuesday night's 78-62 victory over Connecticut College.

Lamonte Thomas, of Johnson and Wales University (RI), leads the nation at a 31.9 point-per-game clip.

During the win over the Camels, Brooks surpassed the coveted 2,000 point plateau for his career. He goes into Saturday's game at UMass Dartmouth with 2,003 career points.

He is currently ranked eighth in the nation, among his DIII counterparts with 6.5 assists per game for the 16-4 Colonials.

Of his 550 points scored this season, 207 have come following successful three-point attempts. As of Tuesday afternoon, he was 16th on the national list with 3.2 three-point field goals scored per contest.

Back on January 14, in a loss at Plymouth State University, Brooks became the school's all-time scorer, surpassing John Osborne who played for Western from 1963 to 1967. He compiled 1,813 career points and held onto the school's top mark for 45 years.

After being named Little East Conference Rookie of the Year in 2009, Brooks went on to capture the past two LEC Player of the Year honors and a year ago was named to the LEC Top-25 All-Time Players.