Lady Vols' Graves named SEC Freshman of the Week

5:12 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
Bashaara Graves. Courtesy: UT Sports
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Lady Vols' forward Bashaara Graves has been named the SEC Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week.

The a 6'2" forward/center from Clarksville also picked up the honor on Nov. 12 and Dec. 3. She is the first player this season to earn either SEC Player or Freshman of the Week distinction on three occasions.

Graves posted a pair of double-doubles in wins over Davidson and Rutgers.  She extended her streak of double-doubles to three-straight games and now is tied for the SEC lead this season with six.  For the week, she averaged 13.5 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist. She shot 50% from the floor and 90% from the free throw line. Graves has now scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games.

Graves and her teammates return to action and open the SEC slate on Thursday at 9 p.m. against South Carolina in Columbia. The game can be seen on television on SportSouth, while ESPN3 will live stream on the web and the Lady Vol Network will have the radio broadcast.

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