MBB: Toumani Camara Named SEC Player of the Week

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MBB: Toumani Camara Named SEC Player of the Week

Toumani Camara
Toumani Camara

Georgia’s Toumani Camara was tabbed the SEC’s Player of the Week by the league office in Birmingham on Monday following his 19-point, 10-rebound performance against Cincinnati last Saturday.

Camara equaled his career-best scoring output (19 points) for the third time this season en route to his second double-double. He approached the double-double mark in the first half alone, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the period.

The 6-8, 220-pound sophomore from Brussels, Belgium, keyed a 15-0 run late in the first half that broke the game wide open and extended an eight-point lead to a 23-point cushion. Camara scored eight points and collected four boards in that surge.

Camara is the 29th different Bulldog to be named SEC Player of the Week a combined 39 times since the award’s inception in 1985. That list includes teammate Tye Fagan, who was the league’s first POTW this season after his double-double of 21 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor) and 10 rebounds in the season opener versus Florida A&M.

Georgia will return to action tomorrow night when the Bulldogs host Northeastern at Stegeman Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. Georgia is 6-0 on the season, the program’s best start since 1982 when the Bulldogs began that season with a 9-0 record and eventually advanced to the NCAA Final Four.

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