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.