Hopson is SEC player of week

Tennessee's Scotty Hopson was named SEC Player of the Week for his 27-point performance Saturday against Pittsburgh. Here is the release from the league office:

SEC?Player Of The Week

Scotty Hopson, Tennessee

G • 6-7 • 200 • Jr. • Hopkinsville, Ky.

Tennessee's Scotty Hopson was named SEC?Player of the Week after he scored 27 points and had three rebounds in leading the Vols to a win over third-ranked Pitt in Pittsburgh. Hopson exploded for a career-high 27 points during a dominant, 10-for-13 shooting performance that powered Tennessee to the decisive upset of Pitt. Hopson not only helped give the Vols their second win over a top-10 team in 16 days, but he also ensured that the SEC won this year's SEC/Big East Invitational. In what basically amounted to a true road game in a hostile environment, Hopson was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range and also shot 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. Hopson's 17.9 points per game this season lead the Vols and rank fifth in the SEC, and he is shooting a team-best .407 from long range.

Hopson's Season Stats

PPG RPG APG BPG SPG

17.9 3.7 1.4 0.1 0.7

SEC?Freshman Of The Week

Brandon Knight, Kentucky

G • 6-3 • 195 • Fr. • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Kentucky's Brandon Knight was named SEC?Freshman of the Week after averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in wins over 23rd-ranked Notre Dame and Indiana. Knight recorded his fourth 20-point effort this season against the Irish. In the rivalry-win over Indiana, Knight scored five points and pulled down five rebounds over the final 10 minutes to help UK come from one-point down to pull away for the 81-62 win. He went 10-10 from the free throw line against the Hoosiers and has hit 14-straight and 19 of his last 20 from the charity stripe.

Knight's Season Stats

PPG RPG APG BPG SPG

17.4 3.7 3.7 0.3 0.8

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