STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Athletics) – After two dominating performances that led to key wins against Tennessee and Alabama last week, Mississippi State junior forward Arnett Moultrie was tabbed the SEC's Player of the Week on Monday.
The Memphis native averaged 19 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as the Bulldogs improved to 15-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Those two victories also propelled MSU to No. 15 and No. 18 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches and AP polls, respectively.
"I work hard every day to get better and improve my game," the 6-foot-11 Moultrie said. "The bigger picture is how we do as a team. That's what is important. Not individual awards."
On the year, Moultrie currently leads the SEC in rebounding at 10.9 boards, and he's fourth with his 16.5 scoring clip.
"His engine always ran, and he always rebounded the basketball," MSU coach Rick Stansbury said. "But I think his biggest improvement has been on the offensive side of the ball. He works at it every day."
He's the second MSU player to be recognized this year. Back in December, guard Rodney Hood has named Freshman of the Week.
The Bulldogs are back in action Wednesday with an 8 p.m. tip at Ole Miss. Saturday, they hit the road again at Vanderbilt for a 6 p.m. tilt.
(COURTESY: MSU ATHLETICS)