The SEC announced its men's basketball players of the week Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from around the conference.
Florida’s Casey Prather and Mississippi State’s Craig Sword were named co-SEC Players of the Week. Prather, a 6-foot-6, 212-pound senior forward from Jackson, Tenn., averaged 23 points and 4.5 rebounds in leading the Gators to wins over Jacksonville and Florida State. He made 73.9 percent (17-of-13) of his field goals for the week, including an 11-of-13 effort against JU. Sword, a 6-foot-3, 194-pound sophomore guard from Montgomery, Ala., averaged 18 points and five rebounds in wins over Jackson State and Loyola (Ill.). Sword made what proved to be game-winning baskets in both games and put up a season-high 24 points against the Ramblers, one point shy of tying his career-high.
Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, a 6-foot-6, 218-pound freshman guard from Richmond, Texas, was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 18.5 points, five rebounds and three assists in wins over Eastern Michigan and Providence. Harrison notched 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds in the win over Eastern Michigan. Logged 15 points and a career-high four assists against Providence at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Made 9-of-11 free throws against EMU and 7-of-9 field goals against PC.