SEC Player of the Week
South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell
Thornwell, a 6-foot-5, 211-pound senior guard from Lancaster, S.C., averaged 36 points, 12.5 rebounds and three assists against Alabama and Mississippi State. In a four-overtime thriller against Alabama, Thornwell scored a career high 44 points, becoming the first Gamecock to score 40 or more in a game since 1986. Thornwell's 21 rebounds are the most by a Gamecock since 1993. His 25 free throws marked an SEC record for made free throws in a conference game, while his 25 makes and 33 attempts were new school records. He followed the historic performance with 28 points in a road win at Mississippi State. It was his 10th game this season with at least 20 points.
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week
Tennessee's Grant Williams & Texas A&M's Robert Williams
Grant Williams, a 6-foot-5, 234-pound forward from Charlotte, N.C., and Robert Williams, a 6-foot-9, 237-pound forward from Vivan, La., were named SEC Co-Freshmen of the Week. Grant Williams averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks against Ole Miss and Georgia while Robert Williams averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and 3.5 blocks against Missouri and Florida.