Fayetteville, Ark. – The SEC awarded junior forward Marshawn Powell the SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Monday after leading the Razorbacks to back-to-back conference wins last week.
Arkansas’ back-to-back wins last week aided by Powell’s 20 points and nine rebound performance on the road against Auburn and his 24 point home performance against Missouri moved the Hogs into a tie with boarder rival Missouri for fifth in the SEC’s overall standings.
Powell becomes the 13th Arkansas men’s basketball player to earn the SEC weekly honor since the school joined the conference in 1992 and the second this season. Shooting guard BJ Young won the honor earlier this season on Dec. 31 after the Hogs beat Northwestern State and Delaware State. Young scored 26 points and pulled down a career-high 13 boards against the Demons and scored 19 against the Hornets on 8 of 9 shooting.
Florida’s Michael Frazier II won SEC Freshman of the Week honors after the Gators secured wins against Kentucky and Auburn. Frazier averaged nine points a game in the two wins.
The last Arkansas player to win SEC Men’s Player of the Year honors was Corliss Williamson for the 1994-1995 season after winning the same award the previous year (1993-1994). No single SEC men’s player has been awarded player of the week twice this season.