Intent on Moving Foward

No parties for Jermareo Davidson, please. At least none until Davidson can parlay a 2-0 Southeastern Conference week on the road into something more. The 6-10 forward from Atlanta was named Southeastern Conference player of the week Monday, but was largely unphased by the award.

"I want to keep it going. I don't want it to be a special occasion," Davidson said Monday before his team's 3 p.m. practice session to prepare for Arkansas' arrival at Coleman Coliseum Monday night. "I appreciate the award but I really just want to keep it going. I'm thankful for the award and I want to make sure that it goes forward from here."

The Atlanta native scored a career high 28 points Saturday to lead Alabama to a 68-64 win at Kentucky. On Wednesday night at Auburn, he collected his fifth double double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help Alabama win 56-52 on the road at Auburn.

"If you play hard, then it shouldn't be a surprise," Davidson said of the Tide's response in the last two games after losing All-SEC big man Chuck Davis, and the game in the league opener.

Davidson currently leads the SEC in league games in scoring, averaging 21.7 points a game. He ranks second in rebounding where he's averaging 10.0 rebounds in league play. Since Davis went out, Davidson has begged for the ball in the post and been largely effective with it.

Davidson said he attributes his offensive success to "just narrowing my moves down and not trying to do so much."

I'm pretty sure they're going to come out with the same intensity as us. We're going to scout them today, figure it out and go from there.

This is his first SEC Player of the Week honor and the first for Alabama this season, though Alonzo Gee was named SEC Freshman of the Week on December 19.

Davidson is averaging 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Crimson Tide.

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