Alabama’s Jordan Lewis and Ashley Knight Named to SEC All-Freshman Team
Following banner rookie seasons for the Alabama women’s basketball team, Jordan Lewis and Ashley Knight both earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league office announced on Tuesday. This is the first time in program history the Crimson Tide has had multiple selections on the All-Freshman Team.
Lewis, the 5-7 guard from Windermere, Fla., is a five-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree. She’s started every game at point guard for the Tide and averages a team-best 32.4 minutes per contest, which ranks 18th in the league. Lewis leads the team, and ranks sixth in the SEC in assists with an average of 3.8 per game.
Lewis has scored double-digit points 17 times, including a season-high 22 on the road at Ole Miss. She’s collected five or more assists on nine occasions and dished out a season-best eight assists in the wins over Georgia Tech and Tennessee. Lewis has led Alabama in assists 21 times, steals seven times, scoring four times and rebounding three times.
Knight, a 6-5 post from Austin, Texas, recently tied Yolanda Watkins’ single-season block record of 68 at UA, which has been standing for 23 years. Knight leads the SEC in overall blocks and ranks 21st in the nation in that category. She was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 20 after collecting 16 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks against McNeese State, which was one of her two double-doubles this season.
Knight, who made six starts in her rookie season, has scored double-digit points five times, including a season-high 19 and pulled down double-figure rebounds twice, including a season-best 13. She’s had multiple blocks in 18 games, including a season-high six.