Boynton Named SEC Player of the Week

FightinGators.com Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2011


The Gators earned their second straight SEC Player of the Week award when the league gave Kenny Boynton the honor for his performance that led Florida over No. 22 Texas A&M. The junior guard earned the award one week after Patric Young was honored for his performance two weeks ago when the Gators beat Arizona and Rider.

Kenny Boynton recorded 22 points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in Florida’s 84-64 win over Texas A&M. Boynton, Patric Young and Brad Beal have been honored by the SEC so far this season, with Beal being honored as SEC Freshman of the Week for his play in wins over Arizona and Rider.

Saturday’s win over Texas A&M served as the 22nd time in Boynton’s career that he scored more than 20 points. The game also moved Boynton into 34th on the all-time scoring list at Florida with 1,191 points.

The Basketball Hall of Fame announced Sunday that Boynton and Erving Walker were both named candidates for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. Walker is averaging 14.1 points and leading the team with 5.2 assists per game this season. Walker has also pulled down 3.5 rebounds per game.

Boynton is leading the team with 19 points per game, going along with 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds.

Walker and Boynton were two of 60 candidates that will be narrowed down to 20 by January 1, a final ten by February 1 and the final five by March 1. The winner will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on championship Monday in New Orleans as part of the NCAA Final Four weekend.

The new polls came out Monday afternoon at Florida came in at No. 12 in the Coaches’ Poll and No. 11 in the AP Poll.



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