The Southeastern Conference announced its men's basketball players of the week Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from the last week of hoops action.
Player of the Week
Tennessee’s Jordan McRae, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound senior guard from Midway, Ga., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 22.5 points, three rebounds, 2.5 blocks and two assists in wins over The Citadel and Tennessee State. McRae shot 64 percent from the field (16-of-25) and 55.6 percent from three-point range (5-of-9) on the week while leading the Vols in scoring in both games. The guard also tallied five blocked shots, including three against The Citadel.
Freshman of the Week
Kentucky’s James Young, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound freshman guard/forward from Rochester Hills, Mich., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after registering a career-high 26 points to lead all scorers in a win over UT-Arlington. En route to the 26 points, Young knocked down five three-pointers and made eight of his 14 (.571) field goal attempts. Young also dished out three assists and had two rebounds and two steals.