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Week 17: Men's Basketball Players of the Week

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SEC Player of the Week
Vanderbilt's Luke Kornet

Kornet, a 7-foot-1, 250-pound senior center from Lantana, Texas, averaged 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in games at No. 9 Kentucky and against No. 12 Florida. In the win over the Gators, he tied a career-high with 24 points in a win and in a hard-fought loss at Kentucky, he tallied a then-season high 23 points against the Wildcats. Kornet, who is the all-time NCAA leader for threes made by a seven-footer with 148, is also only one block shy of tying the Commodores' all-time blocks record of 204 held by former Vanderbilt great Festus Ezeli.

SEC Freshman of the Week
Kentucky's Bam Adebayo

Adebayo, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound forward from Little Washington, N.C., averaged 14.5 points and seven rebounds in wins over Vanderbilt and at Texas A&M. He made 10 of his 13 (76.9 percent) of his field goal attempts. Adebayo began the week by scoring 16 points and adding six rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Vanderbilt. He then followed that performance with 13 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks on the road at Texas A&M.