Vanderbilt’s Jeffery Taylor
, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound senior forward from Norrkoping, Sweden, was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and two assists in wins over Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. The 6-foot-7 senior tallied 23 points and nine rebounds against Tennessee, and 17 points and six rebounds against MTSU, all while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from three. Taylor, the league’s leading active scorer with 1,680 points, is third in the league in scoring in all games and leads the league in SEC-games only in three-point field goal percentage with a 68.2 percent mark.
Florida’s Bradley Beal
, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound freshman guard from St. Louis, Mo., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 14 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins at Ole Miss and against 18th-ranked Mississippi State. Beal scored nine points and added three assists and two boards against the Rebels. He followed up his performance at Ole Miss with a team-best 19 points, on six-of-nine shooting, including three-of-four from distance, against Mississippi State. The team-leading 19 points marked the sixth time this season that Beal has led the team in scoring.