Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins
, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior guard from Hendersonville, Tenn., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 27 points, two rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals in wins at Ole Miss and at Georgia. Jenkins scored 26 points at Ole Miss on only five shots, and was 8-11 from the floor in a 28-point effort against Georgia. For the week, Jenkins was 81.3 percent from the floor (13-16), 83.3 percent from three (10-12), and 85.7 percent from the free throw line (18-21). His free throws made (12) and attempted (15) against Ole Miss were new career highs, and his three steals against the Bulldogs set a new career-best.
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 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three assists, two blocks and two steals in wins at Alabama and at Arkansas. Beal scored 14 points and added a team-best eight rebounds in a victory at Alabama. He followed up his strong performance against the Crimson Tide with a 21-point and nine rebound outing at Arkansas, his fourth 20-point game of the season.