The Southeastern Conference announced its most recent men's basketball players of the week Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from around the league. This week's honorees hail from Gainesville and Baton Rouge.
Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, a 6-foot-2, 176-pound senior guard from Gainesville, Fla., was named SEC Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 18 points en route to leading the Gators past No. 13 Kansas in the O’Connell Center on Dec. 10, 67-61. His two made three-pointers tied his season-high and his six assists were just two shy of his season-high which he set vs. Florida State. Wilbekin has now scored double-digits in three of the four games he has played this season. Wilbekin and freshman point guard counterpart, Kasey Hill, have combined for a 3.3 assist-to-turnover ratio this season (43 assists, 13 turnovers).
LSU’s Jordan Mickey, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound freshman forward from Arlington, Texas, was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging scoring 25 points on 9-of-13 (.692) shooting to go with nine rebounds and five blocks against Louisiana-Monroe. Mickey has been in double figures in every game so far this season. He is third in the league in field goal percentage (.578), fourth in rebounds (8.8) and third in minutes played per game (33.2). He equaled the most points scored by an LSU player this season and posted his college career high against ULM.