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Women's Basketball Players of the Week: Jan. 24

13 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week

 Angel Reese, LSU

Reese, recorded her 20th straight double-double, setting the LSU record for most consecutive double-doubles. It was previously held by Sylvia Fowles who had 19 straight in 2006-07. Her streak is also the longest ever to begin a season by a SEC Player as she continues to shatter the previous record of 16. She leads the SEC in points, averaging 23.7. The next closest player is at 18.4 ppg. She also leads the SEC in rebounds, averaging 15.5 rebounds. She guarded Alabama's leading scorer, Brittany Davis, and held her to 9 points (nearly 6 shy of her season average), helping LSU hold Alabama to lows in points scored, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage. For the week, Reese averaged 22 ppg, 16.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 bpg and 1.0 spg.

Freshman of the Week

 Janiah Barker, Texas A&M

Barker, made her return to the Aggie lineup for the first time since Nov. 30 against Georgia. Having missed the past 10 games, she promptly scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting against a stingy UGA defense. Her offensive barrage led A&M to its first SEC win, 75-73, of the year and the most points of the season for the Aggies. The Marietta, Georgia, native also hauled in five rebounds and recorded two blocks in just 20 minutes of action. Barker's 24 points was the second-most by any player against the Lady Bulldogs in SEC play and the most by any league freshman this week.