FLORIDA'S GREEN HONORED BY SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Following an eye-opening performance in the
Coaches vs. Cancer championship round in which he scored 23 points on
back-to-back nights and led the Gators to the team title, University of
Florida point guard Taurean Green was honored on Monday as the
Southeastern Conference men's basketball Player of the Week.
Green led the Gators to back-to-back victories over ranked opponents,
picked up wins over then-No. 18 Wake Forest
and then-No. 16
en-route to the title at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Over the two-game stretch, Green hit 58.8 percent from three-point
range, connecting on 10-of-17 shots from beyond the arc.
The sophomore native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was a true general on the
floor, dishing out 5.5 assists per game while also picking up four
steals over the two games.
For his efforts, Green also earned MVP honors of the championship round
of the event. The pair of wins helped catapult the Gators into the
national rankings for the first time this season, as they entered at No.
14 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches