Co-Players of the Week
Angel Reese, LSU
Reese's 31 points in the season opener, in just under 24 minutes of action, were the most ever by a LSU women's basketball player during their LSU debut. Reese kicked off her time at LSU with three consecutive double-doubles to average 21.3 points and 14.3 rebound during the week. She was efficient all over the court, averaging 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks in addition to her point and rebound averages. She had 15 rebounds in back-to-back games against MVSU and WCU and had a career-high 5 assists in Friday's win over Mississippi Valley State.
Ciaja Harbison, Vanderbilt
Harbison helped the Commodores to their first 3-0 start in eight seasons after she was the only student-athlete in the SEC to average better than 20 points and five assists per game the opening week of the season. The graduate transfer scored more than 20 points in two of Vandy's victories, including a team season-high 28 in her debut for the Dores at Western Kentucky and a game-best 27 Sunday in a come-from-behind win at Columbia in which she scored 16 points in 18 minutes in the second half to help Vandy overcome an eight-point third-quarter deficit. Harbison ended the week not only ranked among the SEC's leaders in scoring and assists but included in the top 10 in the league in field-goal percentage and steals per game and the top 15 in free-throw percentage.
Freshman of the Week
Flau'jae Johnson, LSU
Johnson scored in double-figures in her first three college games, helping LSU score in triple digits in three straight games for the second time in program history. She contributed greatly to LSU scoring 343 points in three games, the most by any team over the past 20 years. She also hit the boards hard, averaging over 5 rebounds throughout her first three college games. She played physically and drew fouls to get to the free throw line 18 times, making 15, going 10-12 at the free throw line during Sunday's game.