Gabby Connally, a junior guard on the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team, has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Connally has posted a trio of double-figure scoring efforts to lead her team on a three-game win streak. The San Antonio native paced Georgia in scoring twice last week, including a 22-point effort against Virginia Tech on Saturday to hand the Hokies their first loss of the season.
“Our team grew up last week, and one major reason for that success is Gabby Connally,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “She really stepped up and played great for us in all three games. When our team needed a big shot or something positive to happen, she was able to provide that spark. Gabby is very deserving of this honor, and I look forward to watching her continue to improve and lead our team the rest of the season.”
This marks Connally’s third career weekly honor. The preseason All-SEC selection leads Georgia in scoring with 15.9 points per game and ranks second in the league in total assists (37), while pacing the conference in total minutes played (34.1 minutes per game).
Connally has now scored in double figures in seven of eight games this season and in 11 of 13 contests dating back to last year. During two wins against a pair of teams (Butler and Virginia Tech) that won 20 games and reached postseason play in 2018-19, Connally hit nearly 55 percent of her shots, drained four 3-pointers, and was a perfect 9-for-9 at the free-throw line.
She has started 38-straight games for the Lady Bulldogs and has played in each of the team’s 71 contests over the past three seasons.