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Anthony Davis was not named the SEC Player of the Week

In a week where he broke the UK single-season blocks record and flirted with a triple-double against Arkansas, before having an off day against Bama that still left him only one board short of his 11th double-double, Anthony Davis somehow was left out of the conference awards. Instead, something called Terrance Henry of Ole Miss was named the SEC Player of the Week. The Rebels were 2-0 including an upset of Mississippi State last week, and Henry certainly had a good pair of games. He averaged 18 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists in the Ole Miss wins, or one fewer point and five fewer rebounds than Davis, not to mention five fewer blocks even though he’s also 6’10”. Maybe the award was just because he played more consistently over the two games. Except he didn’t, because Henry went for 12 and 3 against MSU and followed it up with 24 and 10 against Georgia, which were similar to Davis’ numbers except not as good.

It wouldn’t irritate me as much if they would have at least given Davis the consolation prize of freshman of the week, but they didn’t. Instead that honor went to Jimmy Dykes’ favorite little buddy, Jarnell Stokes. He averaged 13.5 and 10 in games against Georgia and UConn, which would be good if Anthony Davis didn’t exist. He does, however, and posted 19, 11.5 and 5.5 as proof. So unless Stokes gets bonus points for playing with those little Garfield clips on his shoelaces to keep them tied until he gets the hang of a double knot, the UK phenom probably should have at least gotten the freshman award. Should I not be complaining about this on a day when Kentucky got back to being ranked #1? Possibly, but can you really blame me for wanting it all? Besides, although I don’t have any evidence to support this, I think Doug Gottlieb was involved.

There was a little bit of good news in the awards for UK fans, though, as UK Hoops’ Bria Goss was named SEC freshman of the week after averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds in the team’s two wins. It’s the third time this year she’s gotten the honor, which is the most in the league. She’ll try to keep it going when the ladies visit Auburn on Thursday night.

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[Bria Goss Named SEC Freshman of the Week]

Article written by Hunter Campbell

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16 Comments for Anthony Davis was not named the SEC Player of the Week

  1. fred
    6:04 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Another example of the man keeping the brow down….

  2. Go Deep
    6:05 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    they are just tired of giving it to UK every week. point. blank. period.

  3. GoCats2
    6:08 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    None of this matters. The only issue is going to be are we going to be able to get 6 players on the All Final Four Team when they usually only name 5.

  4. Walden Schmidt
    6:14 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, knowing the power of the BIG BLUE NATION on voting polls, I thought that I would try this. My army buddy that I served with overseas has a daughter. I am her godfather. They live in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is trying for some spot on a TV program there. I would appreciate anyone who would take the time to vote for her. Her name is Kayla Daly. You can just copy the link and place your vote. Thanks in advance for anyone who would take the time to do this. GO BIG BLUE.


  5. Big Blue 66
    6:18 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    If you think Terrance Henry had a week…you should check out Clarence Henry

  6. JonesFreeThrow
    6:24 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Davis is too ugly to win player of the week. He’s so ugly, he has to trick or treat over the phone.

  7. GapToothDanny
    6:29 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    That picture reminds me of something brought up by one of the Referee gurus, during the “blarge” fiasco: (discussing how they judge charge vs. block) “if the defender’s head snaps backwards, they are flopping…”

    6:34 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Who votes on this crap??? Doug Gotthief??

  9. Bald Guy
    6:45 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Statement game on the way…

  10. bigbluedude
    7:09 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    haters gonna hate!

  11. bung
    7:28 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink


  12. Siddartha
    8:17 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    This kind of voting is typical for us in the SEC. It’s absolutely ridiculous, and it’s been going on for years, for all awards and teams.

  13. Blueburg
    8:40 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    What, does he get like an eyebrow comb for winning it or something?

  14. Rixter
    9:46 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Look, it’s some dude’s job to come up with a player of the week, right? What’s his boss going to think at the end of the season if he looks back over the 8 week SEC season, and realizes that dude picked the same guy all 8 times? He’s probably gonna find another dude to pick POW next year!

  15. catdaddyd
    11:36 pm January 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wasn’t Davis 2 for 11 against bama?

  16. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    9:59 am January 24, 2012 Permalink

    @2 – I 100% agree. It is not a real award, it is just made up and there is no real set criteria. These awards are for entertainment purposes, and it isn’t entertaining for MKG and Davis to swap the two honors each week. Well, it isn’t entertaining for non-UK fans.