Nov. 19, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama junior Trevor Releford has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, league officials announced on Monday.
Releford, a 6-foot, 195-pound point guard from Kansas City, Mo., earned the honor after averaging 18.0 points, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in leading the Crimson Tide to the 2K Sports Classic championship with wins over Oregon State and Villanova last week. For his efforts, Releford was selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the event.
In the semifinals against Oregon State, Releford connected on 6-of-10 field goals and recorded 14 points and five assists without a turnover, to lift the Crimson Tide to a 65-62 victory.
In the championship game against Villanova, Releford, making his first start of the season, went for a career-high 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and an impressive 5-of-5 from three-point range in the 77-55 victory over the Wildcats.
With the pair of victories last week, the Crimson Tide is off to a 4-0 start to the season for a second consecutive year.
Alabama will next be in action on Friday night, when it hosts Charleston Southern at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum.