Alabama Guard Retin Obasohan Named SEC Player of the Week
Alabama men’s basketball senior guard Retin Obasohan was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. It marks the first time a Crimson Tide player has won the honor twice in the same season since former standout Kennedy Winston achieved the feat during the 2004-05 campaign.
Obasohan was earned the recognition after he averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of wins at Mississippi State and vs. Missouri last week. The Antwerp, Belgium native shot 56 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc in leading the Tide to back-to-back league wins.
Against the Bulldogs, Obasohan scored 25 points – his fifth straight game and 10th time this season that he has scored 20 or more points in a contest – to go along with a career-best eight assists and a team-high three steals in the 82-80 overtime victory in Starkville, Miss. He followed that performance with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and led the Tide with seven boards, as his team cruised to an 80-71 home victory over Missouri.
For the year, Obasohan is averaging 16.0 points, 1.4 steals and 32.1 minutes a game, while shooting .468 from the field and .371 from the three-point line. In SEC play he’s played even more impressively, averaging 19.1 ppg, which ranks sixth in the league, and 5.1 rebounds, while shooting .568 from the floor, which is fifth-best in conference games.
Obasohan and the Crimson Tide will return to action on Wednesday night when it hosts Texas A&M at 6 p.m. CT. Tickets are available online at RollTide.com, by phone at 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849) or at the Alabama Ticket Office, located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum.