Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, a 6-foot-2, 176-pound junior guard from Gainesville, Fla., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 15 points, six assists and two rebounds in wins at Georgia and at Mississippi State. At Georgia, Wilbekin led the team in scoring with 17 points, matching a career-best. He was 7-for-9 from the field against the Bulldogs. Against Mississippi State, Wilbekin notched his third-straight game scoring in double-figures, finishing with 13 points. He was also one assist shy of his second career double-double. This marks the second consecutive week that Wilbekin has recorded at least nine assists in a game.
Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel, a 6-foot-10, 244-pound freshman forward from Everett, Mass., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging nine points, 10.5 rebounds and seven blocks against Alabama and LSU. Noel logged a career-high eight blocks in a set-back at Alabama before stretching his streak of six or more blocks in a game to five-straight games with six against LSU. He has now logged 83 blocks on the season which ranks as the second-most in a single-season in UK history. Noel posted 10 points against the Tigers and has reached double-figure scoring in all but one SEC game this season. His 13 rebounds against the Crimson Tide marked a single-game high against league foes this season for the first-year player.