After a big week for Auburn basketball that included a home win over No. 12 Kentucky and first-ever AP polling, two players earned Player of the Week honors from the SEC, as announced by the league on Monday. .
Walker Kessler earned SEC Co-Player of the Week honors after averaging 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4 blocks per game in the Tigers’ wins over Georgia and Kentucky. He had a game-high 19 points on an 8-for-10 performance from the field against Kentucky. He blocked six shots against the Bulldogs. Arkansas’ Jaylin Williams was co-player of the week, sharing the honor with Kessler.
Jabari Smith won the SEC Freshman of the Week for his performances in both wins. He averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He has scored in double figures in 16 straight games, which leads the team.
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The Tigers (18-1, 7-0 SEC) travel to Missouri on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network).