Alaina Coates finished a phenomenal first regular season with what’s become a routine – the SEC’s Freshman of the Week award.
Coates, South Carolina’s rookie center, won the prize for the fifth time this season after scoring 18 points in a championship-clinching win over Georgia, and then hauling in eight rebounds and blocking three shots in a loss at Tennessee. Winning it five times in one year ties a conference record.
Coates is in contention for the SEC Freshman of the Year award, and could also be mentioned on the other all-conference teams. Those will be announced on Tuesday.
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