Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes
, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound freshman forward from Memphis, was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, three blocks and 1.5 steals in wins at LSU and over Vanderbilt. Stokes dominated down low against LSU, scoring a team-high 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting and grabbing seven rebounds. Despite suffering from a high fever late Friday night and into Saturday morning, Stokes put together a gutsy 11-point, 14-rebound effort against Vanderbilt for his second double-double of the season. His five blocks vs. the Commodores were one shy of the single-game school record.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis
, a 6-foot-10, 222-pound freshman forward from Chicago, Ill., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 15.5 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in wins over Georgia and at Florida. Davis averaged a double-double on the week including a 22 point-12 rebound-six block performance in UK’s win at 13th ranked Florida. It was his 14th double-double of the season, second most by a freshman in UK history. He moved to eighth (146) on UK’s career blocks list, fifth on all-time NCAA freshman blocks list.