TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama guard John Petty Jr. has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. With the recognition, the Crimson Tide has earned back-to-back honors after Jaden Shackelford claimed the award last week.
It is the first weekly honor this season for Petty and the fourth time he has been named as the league’s player of the week. He earned his first player of the week award last season (Dec. 23, 2019) and was twice named the league’s freshman of the week during the 2017-18 season (Nov. 20, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018).
John Petty Jr.
- Helped lead Alabama to its first 2-0 start in SEC play since 2016-17 with wins over Ole Miss on Tuesday and at No. 7/6 Tennessee on Saturday, averaging 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest while shooting 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the field and 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from 3-point range
- Against the Volunteers, Petty scored a game-high 17 points, knocking down 6-of-7 shots from the field and was a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc to lead the Crimson Tide
- It was only the second perfect shooting night from beyond the arc in his career when he has hit at least three treys and the best night he’s ever had shooting the ball when making at least five field goals in a game
- The victory over the Vols marked UA’s first top-10 true road win since Feb 21, 2004, when Alabama defeated then-No. 4 Mississippi State (77-73)
- Earlier in the week, the Huntsville, Ala., native accounted for 13 points off the bench to lead UA to an impressive 82-64 win over Ole Miss
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