Monday, February 02, 2009

T. White Honored Again

(UMAA)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time in three weeks, Ole Miss point guard Terrico White has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
The Memphis, Tenn., native averaged 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Rebel wins over No. 24 Kentucky at home and Mississippi State on the road. The 6-foot-5, 211-pound athlete has come on strong of late, averaging 16.5 points per game over the last six contests and helping fill the void left by the season-ending injuries of three of the team’s top backcourt members.
White scored 21 points with five boards, seven assists and just two turnovers to help the Rebels to their first win over the Wildcats since 2001 this past Tuesday. He played 37 minutes against UK and had a highlight-reel dunk that landed at No. 2 on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays of the day despite being a game-day decision with a bruised knee.
Then on Saturday he recorded 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to help Ole Miss come from behind in a 67-63 win in Starkville, the team’s first victory there since 1998. He drained a career-high four three-pointers in the contest.
This is the third time a Rebel has earned freshman of the week accolades this season. White also earned the honors on Jan. 19, while Murphy Holloway was the league’s top freshman pick on Dec. 29.