Ole Miss’ Murphy Holloway
, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound junior forward from Irmo, S.C., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds leading the Rebels to wins over TCU and Miami (Fla.). Holloway poured in a season-high 20 points to go with four rebounds and two steals in an 80-69 win over TCU that clinched third place for Ole Miss at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.. He scored 13 points and tied a season high with 17 boards in an overtime win over previously unbeaten Miami (Fla.). It was his second double-double of the year and 16th of his career, which ranks second among active SEC players.
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 18.5 points, seven rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals in leading the Gators to wins Wright State and Jacksonville. Beal shot 6-of-11 from the field and 9-of-11 from the charity stripe to score a team-best tying 22 points against Wright State. He also added five rebounds, three assists, a block and two steals against the Raiders. He followed up his strong performance against WSU with 15 points and nine rebounds against Jacksonville.