Ole Miss’ Henry and Tennessee’s Stokes Earn Weekly SEC Honors

by VolNation Staff on January 23, 2012

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Ole Miss’ Terrence Henry, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound senior forward from Monroe, La., was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 18 points, 6.5 rebounds and two assists in wins over 15th-rank Mississippi State and at Georgia Henry keyed the Rebels’ 66-63 road win at Georgia with 24 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the year. His point total was two shy of his career high, and he hit three critical free throws to hold off a furious Georgia rally in the final 18 seconds. He also scored 12 points with three boards and three assists in helping Ole Miss to a 75-68 upset of Mississippi State.

Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound freshman forward from Memphis, Tenn., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 13.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, one assist and one steal in games against Georgia and Connecticut . After totaling 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench in his first career road game at Georgia, Stokes made his first career start Saturday against 13th-ranked Connecticut. Despite facing one of the nation’s most talented frontcourts, Stokes led the Vols in both scoring (16) and rebounding (12) to notch his first double-double and propel Tennessee to a 60-57 victory. Stokes helped hold Alex Oriakhi and projected NBA lottery pick Andre Drummond to 11 points combined.

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