Georgia’s Tye Fagan was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., a day after the best outing of his collegiate career against Florida A&M.
Fagan, a 6-3, 195-pound junior from Logtown, Ga., posted career-high tallies of 21 points and 10 rebounds en route to his first career double-double. He connected on 9-of-10 shots from the field against the Rattlers and played a major role in creating distance on the scoreboard. Fagan scored eight points in a span of 76 seconds as Georgia pushed a two-point lead (49-47) to double figures (59-49).
“I don’t take credit for that,” Fagan said when asked about his performance after the game. “A lot of that has to do with Sahvir (Wheeler). He is a great ball-handler, and he finds guys. I’m pretty sure he had 12 assists, so that is what I mean how he found guys. I give a lot of credit to my teammates and coaches to put me in the right places.”
Interestingly, Wheeler also had his first career double-double on Sunday, with 12 points and 12 assists.
Fagan’s performance topped his previous highs of 15 points and six rebounds. For his career, Fagan has now recorded four double-digit scoring outputs. In those four games, he has connected on an almost unfathomable 83.9 percent (26-of-31) of his field goal attempts.
Fagan is the 28th different Bulldog to be named SEC Player of the Week since the award’s inception in 1985. Those players have combined to earn 38 SEC Player of the Week certificates.
Georgia will host two games at Stegeman Coliseum this week. The Bulldogs will face North Georgia on Wednesday night and Jacksonville on Friday evening. Both games will tipoff at 7:00. Both games will be available online on SEC Network +, while Friday’s also will air on the SEC Network.