LSU’s Simmons named SEC Freshman of the Week

LSU’s Simmons named SEC Freshman of the Week

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU forward Ben Simmons has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Simmons averaged 28.5 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and 1.5 blocks in games against Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

Simmons scored 36 points to go with 14 rebounds and four assists against Vanderbilt in the SEC opener. He made 10-of-15 field goals and 16-of-19 free throws against the Commodores.

Texas A&M forward Jalen Jones was named the SEC Player of the Week. Jones averaged 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in wins over Cal Poly and Arkansas.

LSU hosts the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday at the PMAC, with tipoff set for 8:00 p.m. on ESPN.