Tennessee’s Trae Golden, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior guard from Powder Springs, Ga., was named SEC Player of the Week after scoring 25 points and dishing out five assists in a win over 23rd-ranked Wichita State. The junior point guard dropped a season-high 25 points on the Shockers, more than doubling his scoring average coming into the game. In addition to dishing out a game-high five assists, Golden was clutch at the foul line – making 13-of-16 attempts. It was his sixth career 20-point performance and boosted his season scoring average to a team-best 13.3 points per game. He also pulled down a pair of rebounds while helping keep the Vols undefeated at home this year.
Auburn’s Jordan Price, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound freshman guard from Decatur, Ga., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 14.0 points in wins over Grambling State and Furman last week. Price has made eight straight 3-pointers and has scored 14 points each in back-to-back games vs. Furman and Grambling State. In fact, the Decatur, Ga., native has had identical stat lines by going 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-4 from 3-point range. Price came into the two games averaging only 5.3 points and shooting 34.8 from 3-point range and 31.7 percent from the field. He did all of this averaging only 17.5 minutes per game.