Pippen Honored

Scotty Pippen Jr. averaged 26.5 points per game last week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scotty Pippen Jr. was named the SEC men’s basketball co-Player of the Week it was announced by the conference office Monday.

The junior guard was recognized after averaging 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game in contests against No. 2 Auburn and Texas A&M, respectively. A two-time SEC Freshman-of-the-Week honoree during the 2019-20 season, it’s the first time in his career the Los Angeles, California, native has picked up the award.

Pippen opened the week by posting 29 points, six assists and five steals — each a team-high total, leading all players in the latter two categories — and added five rebounds against the Tigers, going 14 of 16 at the free-throw line. On Saturday, he paced all players with 24 points and five assists to help the Commodores earn a 72-67 win over the Aggies. In addition to hitting 8 of 16 attempts from the field and 7 of 9 foul shots, Pippen was credited with six rebounds and a pair of steals.

With the effort, Pippen moved up to 22nd in school history with 1,348 career points and now ranks in the top five in program history with 16.9 points, four assists and 1.54 steals per game.

Pippen currently leads the SEC with an average of 19.5 points per game and is in the top 10 in the conference in assists (3.9) and steals (1.88) as well.

The Commodores return to action at 8 p.m. Tuesday with a game against No. 25 Alabama at Memorial Gymnasium.