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A.J. Lawson earns weekly SEC honor

The freshman got his first conference accolade of what could be many.

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Gamecocks freshman guard A.J. Lawson received the first honor of his young career, named SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office on Monday.

Over three games of action last week against Norfolk State, Providence, and George Washington, Lawson averaged 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. For his efforts, he also landed a spot on the all-tournament team in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

Lawson currently leads the Gamecocks in both points (15.8) and assists (4.6). For fans looking for silver linings during what has been an up-and-down season so far, Lawson is providing many of them.