Dalton Knecht repeats as SEC Player of the Week, wins Naismith Award

For third time this season, and for the second consecutive week, Tennessee guard Dalton Knecht was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

He becomes the first Tennessee player to win consecutive Player of the Week honors since Admiral Schofield accomplished the feat from Feb. 26 and March 5, 2019.

Knecht averaged 32.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest in the Vols’ wins against Florida on and Alabama. He was also named Naismith Player of the Week by the Atlanta Tipoff Club/Naismith Awards.

Knecht is the first Tennessee player to win the Naismith weekly award since Grant Williams claimed the honor on Jan. 28, 2019.

Knecht scored 39 points in Tennessee’s, 85-66, victory over the Gators. He recorded a 25-point performance against Alabama.

No. 5 Tennessee (14-4, 4-1 SEC) will next play Saturday at Vanderbilt (6 p.m. EST, SEC Network).

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire