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Player of the Week

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Player of the Week

Scotty Hopson, Tennessee

Scotty HopsonScotty HopsonIn a week where the Volunteers played just one game, Hopson still nabs POW honors by a landslide. Hopson scored a career-high 27 points in an 83-76 road victory over third ranked Pittsburgh, showing off the all-court offensive attack NBA scouts have been anxiously waiting for him to unveil. He attacked the hoop finishing with ferocious dunks in traffic, nailed smooth pull-up and J's, was a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc and got to the free throw line five times. When he comes to play with an aggressive mindset, there's little resistance that defenses can offer. He was on a mission Saturday, slicing and dicing through a top echelon defensive unit with a strong foundation and athletic wings. If he wants to re-emerge in the first round conversation, or potentially beyond, these efforts need to become regularity, and not "wow, look what Hopson CAN do”.

SEC Blog

Player of the Week

SEC Blog

Player of the Week

Terrence JonesTerrence JonesTerrence Jones, Kentucky

A sweltering hot gym, earthquake and recruiting "controversy" stood in his path, but Jones never broke stride. His limitless potential was on display from the opening tip of the Maui Invitational, as he splashed on the scene filling up the stat sheets and earning All-Tournament team honors. Jones averaged 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks over the three games, leading his team to a runner-up finish. He shot 54% from the floor (22/41), and got to the free throw stripe 32 times connecting on 21 (66%, up from 33% in the opening two games). His perimeter stroke was in full flight in the championship against Connecticut, hitting all 4 three-point attempts and 8/9 free throws, albeit in a losing effort. He played under control for the most part, committing only four turnovers in the tournament. If he can consistently produce this level of performance during his freshman campaign- look out basketball world. Finesse on the perimeter and aggressiveness on the interior, he can do it all.

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