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Week 1: Men's Basketball Players of the Week

36 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Player of the Week - Auburn forward Chuma Okeke, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., averaged 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and two steals in wins over South Alabama and No. 25 Washington. He set career marks with 20 points, five assists, three blocks and three steals in season opener against USA. Okeke secured fourth career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in win against Washington. The sophomore led team in plus-minus with astounding plus-79 mark in the two games.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman from Nashville, Tenn., averaged 21.5 points, four rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins over Winthrop and at Southern California. Garland led all scorers with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, chipping in four assists and three rebounds in his first-ever collegiate game against Winthrop. In his first collegiate road game at Southern California, he tied for game-high honors with 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field.