On the strength of his historic triple-double in Saturday’s 73-63 victory over Ole Miss, LSU guard Tim Quarterman was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Savannah, Georgia, became only the third player in LSU men’s basketball history to post a triple-double when he had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Tigers’ huge win against Ole Miss.
Quarterman added his name to an elite list that also includes Pete Maravich and Shaquille O’Neal. Maravich had one triple-double and O’Neal six — the last coming on March 19, 1992 in an NCAA tournament win over Brigham Young.
It was also the first triple-double by an SEC player since 2012.
Quarterman, who also had two blocked shots and a steal, committed only one turnover in 38 minutes while running the Tigers’ up-tempo offense from the point guard position. He also held Ole Miss’ high-scoring guard Stefan Moody to just three made field goals.
In the two games last week, including an 84-61 blowout of Auburn on Tuesday night, Quarterman averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists.
Quarterman, who injured his left ankle in Friday’s practice, was 9-of-18 on field goals and hit 8 of 10 free throws in the wins over Auburn and Ole Miss.
Quarterman is the first LSU player to be honored as SEC Player of the Week since Johnny O’Bryant III in Feb. 2014.