SEC names Week 16 college basketball Players of the Week
The votes are in and Immanuel Quickley and Anthony Edwards have been honored following their outstanding weeks on the hardwood.
The Southeastern Conference announced on Monday that Quickley has been named Week 16 SEC Player of the Week while Edwards has been named Week 16 Freshman of the Week.
Quickley helped Kentucky beat LSU and Florida last week while Edwards participated in Georgia wins over Auburn and Vanderbilt.
The SEC released the following statements honoring each player following their Week 16 individual efforts:
SEC Player of the Week – Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore from Havre de Grace, Md., averaged 23.5 points, three rebounds, three steals and 2.5 assists in wins at LSU and over Florida. He began the week by scoring 21 points at LSU with a career-high five assists and a career-high three steals. Quickley then scored 22 of his career-high 26 points in the second half of the win over Florida. In the second half of this week’s games, Quickley averaged 18.0 points per game and shot 75 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from 3-point range with five 3’s.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound freshman from Atlanta, Ga., averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in wins against No. 13 Auburn and at Vanderbilt. He notched his 22nd and 23rd double figure scoring outputs of the season and led Georgia offensively for the 16th and 17th times in 27 games this season.