The Southeastern Conference Monday announced its men's basketball players of the week, recognizing outstanding performances on the hardwood from the past seven days.
Florida’s Michael Frazier II, a 6-foot-4, 199-pound sophomore guard from Tampa, Fla., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 17.5 points three rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins at Alabama and against Tennessee. Frazier hit 48 percent from the floor and 42 percent from beyond the arc. He connected on five three-pointers against Alabama for the fifth time this season, more than any UF player had last year, while also matching a career-best three assists in the game. He was perfect from the free throw line in both contests and concluded the week.
Kentucky’s Julius Randle, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman forward from Dallas, Texas, was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 13.5 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and 1.5 blocks in wins against Texas A&M and Georgia. He registered his SEC-leading 11th double-double of the season in a win over Texas A&M. Randle ranked second on the squad with six assists and led the team in rebounding both games. He went 10-of-11 (.909) at the free throw line and hit 57.1 percent of his shots, including his second made 3-pointer on his only attempt in the win over Georgia.