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    SEC Men's Hoops Players Of The Week

    SEC Player Of The Week
    Scotty Hopson
    Tennessee
    G • 6-7 • 200 • Jr. • Hopkinsville, Ky.

                   
    Tennessee’s Scotty Hopson was named SEC Player of the Week after he scored 27 points and had three rebounds in leading the Vols to a win over third-ranked Pitt in Pittsburgh. Hopson exploded for a career-high 27 points during a dominant, 10-for-13 shooting performance that powered Tennessee to the decisive upset of Pitt . Hopson not only helped give the Vols their second win over a top-10 team in 16 days, but he also ensured that the SEC won this year’s SEC/Big East Invitational. In what basically amounted to a true road game in a hostile environment, Hopson was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range and also shot 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. Hopson’s 17.9 points per game this season lead the Vols and rank fifth in the SEC, and he is shooting a team-best .407 from long range.

    Hopson’s Season Stats
    PPG       RPG       APG       BPG       SPG
    17.9        3.7          1.4          0.1          0.7

    SEC Freshman Of The Week
    Brandon Knight
    Kentucky
    G • 6-3 • 195 • Fr. • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
                   
    Kentucky’s Brandon Knight was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in wins over 23rd-ranked Notre Dame and Indiana. Knight recorded his fourth 20-point effort this season against the Irish. In the rivalry-win over Indiana, Knight scored five points and pulled down five rebounds over the final 10 minutes to help UK come from one-point down to pull away for the 81-62 win. He went 10-10 from the free throw line against the Hoosiers and has hit 14-straight and 19 of his last 20 from the charity stripe.

    Knight’s Season Stats
    PPG       RPG       APG       BPG       SPG
    17.4        3.7          3.7          0.3          0.8