Monday, December 17, 2007

Curtis Honored By The League

Dwayne Curtis picked SEC Player of Week honors this week for his play against Winthrop. He was a big part of the win and it would have been tough to win this one without him. The undefeated Rebels have a huge test coming up later this week. I will preview the tournament in Puerto Rico later this week.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds and helping Ole Miss to a 76-71 win over Winthrop, Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis was tabbed as the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Curtis posted his fourth double-double in the last six games and collected season highs in points and rebounds on Thursday. He also helped Ole Miss secure its eighth straight win to open the season, the best start since the 2000-01 team reeled off 11 straight victories.

The senior finished three points shy of his career high and made good on 10-of-12 from the floor to improve his season field-goal percentage to .712, which ranks second in the SEC. He leads the team with 14.8 points per game, while Ole Miss as a team ranks third in the nation at 89.9 points per game.

This is the second weekly honor for a Rebel this season. Chris Warren was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 3. It is the second career honor for Curtis, who was the SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 7, 2006 after leading Ole Miss to a win at Alabama with 21 points and 14 rebounds.