AUBURN, Alabama. (EETV) - Jabari Smith Jr. earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors following his dominant performances against Vanderbilt and Florida. This is his fifth SEC weekly award of the season.
Smith averaged 29.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and two assists over the two games. The guard recorded a career-high 31 points in the win against Vanderbilt which included making seven threes.
Over the two games, Smith went a total of 11-15 from beyond the arc. The rest of the Auburn team five threes over the two games.
Against Florida, Smith accounted for over 45% of the Tiger's total scoring. Smith led Auburn in scoring, rebounds and blocks with 28 points, seven boards and a single block. Smith also shot 10-11 from the charity stripe in a game that came down to the last possession.
The freshman’s 59 points over the two matches is the most by an Auburn player since 2003 when Marquis Daniels scored 59 points over two games.
Jabari Smith and the Tigers will be back in action at home Wednesday, Feb. 23 when they play host to the Ole Miss Rebels. The game will tip-off at 7:30 PM CST. The Tigers beat Ole Miss 80-71 earlier in the season in Oxford.