Missouri's Phil Pressey has been chosen as the StatSheet SEC Player of the Week for the week ending February 25th. StatSheet's SEC Freshman of the Week is Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein. Also, Florida's Casey Prather takes home StatSheet's SEC 6th Man of the Week.
Pressey led the entire SEC in assists (10.0 per game). He also put up respectable numbers with 4 rebounds per game, 50% shooting, and 17 points per game. The Missouri junior played well for the Tigers in a win against 5th ranked Florida and a loss to Kentucky.
Pressey posted 10 assists and 3 steals in 39 minutes in a close 63-60 win against Florida. That was followed by a team-leading 27 points plus an additional 10 assists in a 90-83 loss to Kentucky.
This is the second time this season that Phil Pressey has been named StatSheet SEC Player of the Week. He has also been a runner-up once and received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is LSU sophomore Johnny O`Bryant III. Honorable mention goes to Jordan McRae, a junior from Tennessee.
StatSheet SEC Freshman of the Week: Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein averaged 33 minutes starting both games for Kentucky. His averages in both rebounding (9.5 per game) and blocked shots (5.0 per game) led all SEC freshmen. In a late 74-70 win over Vanderbilt, Cauley-Stein topped the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding with 20 and 7 respectively. Following that in a thin 90-83 win against Missouri, he led rebounding with 12 plus 7 blocked shots.
This is the first StatSheet SEC Freshman of the Week award for Willie Cauley-Stein. Alex Poythress from Kentucky gets runner-up. Archie Goodwin from Kentucky takes honorable mention. Alex Caruso, who finished 6th, was the highest ranking freshman for Texas A&M.
StatSheet SEC 6th Man of the Week: Florida's Casey Prather
Casey Prather, a junior and a 6-6 guard/forward, averaged 23 minutes over two games for the Gators. In a 63-60 loss to Missouri, Prather led the way for the Gators with 7 rebounds and added 3 steals. During a 71-54 win against Arkansas, he racked up 8 points and 9 rebounds.
This is the second StatSheet SEC 6th Man of the Week award for Casey Prather. Shavon Coleman, a junior forward from LSU, is the runner up. Earnest Ross, a junior guard from Missouri, receives honorable mention. Texas A&M has one StatSheet SEC Player of the Week win this season.
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- Scoring: Elston Turner, Texas A&M: 29.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee: 13.5 RPG
- Assists: Phil Pressey, Missouri: 10 APG
- Blocked Shots: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky: 5 BPG
- Free Throws: Trae Golden, Tennessee: 9.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss: 5.5 TPG
- Steals: Trevor Releford, Alabama: 4 SPG
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