By SEC Press Release
Mississippi State’s Arnett Moultrie, a 6-foot-11, 249-pound junior forward from Memphis, Tenn., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 19 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in wins over Tennessee and Alabama. In leading the Bulldogs to the two wins, Moultrie hit 72.7 percent of his shots, while draining a career-best 10 field goals against Alabama and blocking a career-best 4 blocked shots against Tennessee. He had 25 points while also hauling in 13 rebounds against the Crimson Tide to give him an SEC-best tying nine double-doubles. In one stretch, he scored 14-straight points for MSU.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, a 6-foot-10, 222-pound freshman forward from Chicago, Ill., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 16 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, 2.5 steals and two assists in wins at Auburn and at Tennessee. Davis tallied eight blocks on the week moving him to within one block of the UK single-season record after only 18 games. He helped lead the Cats in a come-from-behind wins on the road, scoring game-high 14 points at Auburn and a game-high 18 points at Tennessee. He has scored in double-figures in seven-straight games and eight of the last nine.