Alabama senior guard Retin Obasohan has been making some noise this year, and Southeastern Conference followers are listening. His stellar play in the past week earned him SEC Player of the Week, the first time in over a decade a Crimson Tide player has earned the honor twice in a season.
Kennedy Winston achieved that feat as an Alabama player in the 2004-05 season.
Obasohan was earned the recognition after he averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of wins at Mississippi State and vs. Missouri last week. The Antwerp, Belgium native shot 56 per cent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc in leading the Tide to back-to-back league wins.
Against the Bulldogs, Obasohan scored 25 points – his fifth straight game and 10th time this season he has scored 20 or more points in a contest – to go along with a career-best eight assists and a team-high three steals in the 82-80 overtime victory in Starkville, Miss. He followed that performance with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and led the Tide with seven boards, as his team cruised to an 80-71 home victory over Missouri.
For the year, Obasohan is averaging 16.0 points, 1.4 steals and 32.1 minutes a game, while shooting .468 from the field and .371 from the three-point line. In SEC play he’s played even more impressively, averaging 19.1 ppg, which ranks sixth in the league, and 5.1 rebounds, while shooting .568 from the floor, which is fifth-best in conference games.
Obasohan and his Crimson Tide teammates have a tough task ahead of them as Bama returns to Coleman Coliseum at 6 p.m. CST Wednesday against Texas A&M. Tickets are available online at RollTide.com, by phone at 1-877-843-3849, or at the Alabama Ticket Office, located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum.