Monday, February 7, 2011

Miller Named Freshman Of The Week


Georgia's Khaalidah Miller was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week today for the third time in a six-week span.

Miller, a 5-9 guard from Atlanta's Douglass High School, averaged a team-best 15.5 points in victories over Arkansas and Alabama last week. She did so by shooting impressive percentages of 61.1 from the field, 54.5 from three-point range and 75.0 from the free throw line.

Miller scored nine points in the Lady Dawgs' overtime victory against Arkansas last Thursday. She nailed a 23-foot three-pointer in OT that put Georgia up 52-49. The Lady Dawgs never trailed after that point.

Against Alabama on Sunday, Miller exploded for 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 from behind the three-point arc.

Miller is currently Georgia's leading scorer in SEC play, averaging 11.9 ppg. She was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 3 after averaging 13.0 ppg in games against Louisiana Tech, FIU and South Carolina. Miller won Freshman of the Week recognition on Jan. 10 as well after she scored 24 points in a 61-59 win at No. 10 Kentucky.

All told, seven different Lady Dawgs have combined to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors 18 times since the award's inception in 2006. Georgia's Jasmine James tied the SEC record for most Freshman of the Week certificates last season with five.

Georgia remained No. 24 in this week's Associated Press poll released on Monday. The Lady Dawgs received 107 votes this week, a considerable jump from their 43 votes last week.

Georgia returns to action on Thursday when the Lady Dawgs host Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum.

No comments:

Post a Comment