For the first time of his Auburn career, sophomore guard Wendell Green Jr. (Detroit, Mich.) was tabbed SEC Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday.
Green Jr. led No. 1-ranked Auburn to another 2-0 week in SEC play with series sweeps over rival Alabama (W, 100-81) on Feb. 1 and Georgia (W, 74-72) on Feb. 5. It marked the first time to sweep both schools since the 1966-67 season.
For the week, he averaged a team-leading 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game against the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs combined. Green Jr. also shot 38.2 percent from the field and went 11-for-12 from the charity stripe. The Tigers are off to their second best start in program history at 22-1 overall and currently on a nation-leading 19-game win streak.
In back-to-back SEC games, Green Jr. reached double figures before halftime. He scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half of play at UGA including the game winner as Auburn survived the upset bid in Athens, Georgia. It marked his 17th game in double digits this season. Green Jr. also played a season-high 36 minutes versus the Bulldogs.
Against the Crimson Tide, he registered a season-high 23 points — his 12th career 20-point outing and second of the season. Green Jr. also added eight rebounds and six assists.