LSU’s Justin Hamilton
, a 7-foot, 260-pound junior center from Alpine, Utah, was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 22 points, 12.5 rebounds, three blocks and 1.5 steals in games against 21st-ranked Virginia and Ole Miss. Hamilton had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks against the Cavaliers. He led the Tigers to a win in their SEC opener with 23 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and a steal against Ole Miss. He shot 69.2 percent (18-of-26) from the field on the week, including a 9-of-12 (.750) effort against Ole Miss. Ten of his 25 rebounds in the two games came on the offensive end of the floor.
Arkansas’ B.J. Young
, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman guard from St. Louis, Mo., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist in wins over Savannah State and 15th-ranked Mississippi State. Young scored 24 points in 23 minutes, going 10-13 from the floor with two assists and two steals in Arkansas’ upset of Mississippi State. His 24 point effort is the second best by a Razorback freshman in school history and is tied for the second best by any player in a Southeastern Conference opener against Savannah State he scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting.