Ramar Smith gets SEC honor

University of Tennessee point guard Ramar Smith continues to be recognized for his remarkable skills on the basketball floor. Today he was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week for his play against Georgia and Florida.

Smith, a 6-2, 185-pounder from Mount Clemens, Mich., scored a career-high 21 points in helping the Vols beat Georgia last Wednesday. He came back to score 13 points Saturday against Florida.

Ramar Smith previously was tabbed Freshman of the Week Jan. 8 after he had 13 points, seven assists (one turnover), six rebounds and two blocks in the SEC opener against Mississippi State.

Against Georgia he made 8-of-11 field goals (including 3-of-4 three pointers) against the Bulldogs. In addition to his 13 points at Florida, he committed just one turnover in 26 minutes at the point.

Smith is averaging 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 26.4 minutes per game. In SEC play, he leads all conference freshmen in scoring (14.9 ppg), assists (3.5) and steals (1.38) while ranking fifth in rebounding (3.9 rpg).

Alabama's Jermareo Davidson has been tabbed SEC Player of the Week. The 6-10, 230-pound senior from Atlanta had 31 points and eight rebounds in the Tide's 73-70 win at LSU, including his dunk in the final second that iced the victory. The 31 points was a league-high in SEC play as Davidson was 12-of-20 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

Davidson then produced nine points (all in the second half) and 10 rebounds against South Carolina on Saturday, helping Alabama to a 64-61 win that put the Crimson Tide atop the SEC West standings.

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