Ware Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Mississippi State’s Gavin Ware was named the SEC freshman of the week this morning, the league office announced.

Ware, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound forward from Starkville, earned the honor for his effort in a 79-72 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday. He scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both career highs, en route to his first double-double. Ware hit 8 of 9 field goal attempts.

On the season, Ware is averaging 9.0 points and 7.1 rebounds while making 53.5 percent of his shots, and he’s become a key player as injuries wrack the MSU roster. Ware has started the last five games for State (4-6), which is off until a home game against Alabama A&M on Dec. 30.

I am the online content coordinator for DJournal.com. I also co-host The Memo and Prep Rally podcasts and host the Newsbreak program. Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04).

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