Player of the Week
[Player Breein Tyree] – (Ole Miss), A 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior guard had a 40 point game and a 29 point effort in his past three games, shooting a fairly efficient clip and heating up from 3 point range. Tyree pumped in 20 of his team’s 41 points in the second half versus South Carolia making him well on his way to a career-high 38 points against the Gamecocks. This performance marked his third, 30-point game of the season. Despite back to back losses to Kentucky and Missouri, the 22 year old Tyree poured in 19 and 29 points respectively.
[Player Jermaine Couisnard] – (South Carolina), The 6-foot-4, 211-pound freshman guard was an absolute, all-around threat in his last two matchups as he averaged 23.5 points, three assists and two rebounds. Cousinard boasted a career-best 28 points on the road at Ole Miss and followed that performance up with a 19-point effort against Texas A&M. Thus far this season, he leads the team in assists and his runner-up in the scoring category behind [Player A.J. Lawson].
[Player Mason Jones] – (Arkansas), Jones had the hot hand scoring 30+ points (30, 34, 40) but has fallen out of rhythm in their last two games only posting 17-points and 9-points in back-to-back performances against Missouri and Tennessee. Against the Volunteers, he actually went 1-of-10 making only one three-pointer as he scored the rest from the charity stripe.
Top 5 Rim Protectors (Blocks)
1. [Player Yves Pons] – (Tennessee), One of the NCAA’s lengthier guards in the 6-foot-6 Pons as his presence is felt whenever a shot is put up against him. He leads the SEC in blocks with 62 on the season averaging 2.6 BPG. To accompany this he’s has 61 personal fouls which isn’t too shabby for a guard swatting shots around.
2. [Player Nick Richards] – (Kentucky), No surprise here in the Wildcats’ 6-foot-11 “forward”, as he ranks second in the conference for blocks (52) and is tied for second in blocks per game with 2.2. But, Richards is on the higher end of the personal foul spectrum in which he has committed 76 this season.
3. [Player Josh Nebo] – (Texas A&M), The Aggies senior forward aids his team by redirecting shots consistently as he is tied with the previously mentioned Richards for blocks per game (2.2). This season he has 48 total blocks but flexes tremendous resilience as well only committing 50 fouls thus far.
4. [Player Abdul Ado] – (Mississippi State), Here we’ve got the 6-foot-11, 255-pound monster out of Nigeria. Ado rolls in at fourth in the SEC for blocks with 42 total on an average of 1.8 blocks per game. In addition, he also has 61 personal fouls this season.
5. [Player Austin Wiley] – (Auburn), My player of the week, and a clearly well known name by this point in the season is the 6-foot-11, 260-pound senior center for the Tigers. He’s averaging 1.7 blocks per game good enough for a total of 40. Wiley has committed 60 personal fouls, just one under Pons and Ado (61).