Brown all-time moment No. 9: Earl Hunt pours 39 points on Harvard as freshman

We’re counting down the top 10 moments in each Ivy school’s history as part of our Ivy League at 60 retrospective. Brown is next because we need a man like Earl Hunt to help us navigate these turbulent times for the global stock market.

Earl Hunt’s numbers speak for themselves. His 2,041 points make him Brown’s all-time scoring leader and No. 4 on the all-time Ivy League scoring list. He was named an All-Ivy selection all four years of his collegiate career, including three straight first-team selections from 2001 through 2003. The guard’s Bears finished second in the league in 2003, the school’s best finish in 17 seasons, not to mention three straight winning seasons for a program that had faltered for decades prior to his arrival. Hunt was inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame last November for his achievements.

And the statistical peak of his illustrious Brown career might have occurred Jan. 15, 2000, when he posted 39 points and made 17 free throws in a 78-68 win over Harvard as a freshman. In just the second Ivy game of his career, Hunt had declared he was a top-flight talent to be considered among the league’s very best for the next four years.

Today, Hunt’s still winning big. He became vice president of Goldman Sachs earlier this month and has previously served as director of global markets and vice president at Citi. Earl Hunt’s been an obvious Ivy success story from the start of his freshman season and through the foreseeable future.

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