SEC announces first basketball Players of the Week of the season
The SEC basketball season got underway in the last week, and there were a pair of outstanding performances.
As the league continues non-conference play this week with some intriguing matchups, the league on Monday released the first SEC Players of the Week of the men’s basketball season.
Georgia’s Tye Fagan, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior from Logtown, Georgia was named the Player of the Week after he posted career-highs with 21 points and 10 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes in leading Georgia to a season-opening win against Florida A&M. Fagan converted nine of his 10 field goal attempts in the game.
The Freshman of the Week went to LSU guard Cam Thomas, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound freshman from Chesapeake, Virginia. who averaged 26 points, two assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals against SIUE and at Saint Louis. He became the 13th LSU player since 1976-77 to score at least 21 points in their first varsity contest.
There are a series of SEC games in the coming days, including tonight with Auburn-UCF, Southeast Louisiana-LSU, Texas State-Mississippi State, and Stanford-Alabama.
Then on Tuesday, a marquee game pits Kansas against Kentucky, a top 20 matchup from Indianapolis.
The 1-1 Wildcats will travel to Indianapolis to take on No. 6 Kansas on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic after they suffered a 76-64 upset loss to Richmond on Sunday.