Kentucky’s Anthony Davis
, a 6-foot-10, 222-pound freshman forward from Chicago, Ill., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 blocks and two assists in wins over Tennessee and at South Carolina. Davis posted 15 blocks on the week, including eight blocks against South Carolina. He pushed his season total to 116, breaking Shaquille O’Neal’s SEC freshman record for blocks in a season. He how ranks ninth on the league’s single-season blocks list. Davis leads the nation in blocks and has more blocks than eight other schools in the league. He missed only two shots on the week, shooting 88.2 percent from the field.
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 16.5 points, nine rebounds and two assists in wins over South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Beal started the week out with his team-best fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-best 11 rebounds against South Carolina. He followed up his strong performance against the Gamecocks with 16 points (14 coming in the second half) and seven rebounds against Vanderbilt.