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SEC Player of the Week – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 231-pound sophomore from Norfolk, Va., averaged 16.3 points and eight rebounds in leading the Gators to the Charleston Classic title with wins over Saint Joseph’s, Miami (FL) and No. 18 Xavier. Johnson was named MVP of the event after also shooting 60.6 percent (20-of-33) from the field. He registered his fifth career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds against Saint Joseph’s. He had 15 points and five rebounds in upending previously unbeaten Xavier.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr., a 6-foot-1, 170-pound freshman from Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 17 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and two steals in wins over Austin Peay and South Carolina St. He had a career-high 21 points in the win against Austin Peay and then had a career-high eight assists against South Carolina St. He shot 60 percent (9-of-15) from the field and 55.5 percent (5-of-9) from 4-point range.