COLUMBIA — After averaging 20.6 points per game to help second-ranked South Carolina win a tournament in Hawaii, Gamecocks forward A’ja Wilson has earned her second SEC Player of the Week award of the season.
Wilson shared the honor with Courtney Williams, the first Texas A&M player to score 30 or more points in a game since 2013. A sophomore from Hopkins, Wilson leads USC in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 17 points and nine boards per game.
She led USC (7-0) to a sweep of three games last week in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. Wilson had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over No. 17 Arizona State, hitting a pair of free throws with .6 seconds left to seal the win. She tied a career high with 26 points in a victory over Cal State-Bakersfield, added 18 in a win over host Hawaii, and was named MVP of the event.
South Carolina swept the SEC’s awards this week, with Mindaugas Kacinas earning the men’s honor. USC is one of only six schools in which both the men’s and women’s basketball teams remain unbeaten. The USC women return to action Sunday for a 2 p.m. home game against No. 14 Duke.