Lockhart Named To SEC Good Works Team For Second Straight Year

Jan. 16, 2001

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss senior Rahim Lockhart has been named to the Southeastern Conference Good Works Team, the league office announced Tuesday. It is the second straight year that Lockhart has received the honor. The 6-foot-8 forward will be featured as the SEC Good Works Team's Player of the Week during Jefferson-Pilot's telecasts of the Ole Miss at Alabama, Vanderbilt at Florida, Mississippi State at Tennessee and LSU at Georgia games this week.

"This is another great honor for Rahim and our basketball program," said Ole Miss head coach Rod Barnes. "We encourage all of our players to be active in giving back to the local community and their hometowns because they give us so much support in helping make us a successful basketball program. Rahim is a positive role model for kids, and he is very deserving of this recognition."

The Mendenhall, Miss., native is active in "Reading with the Rebels," a program where Ole Miss student-athletes read books to area elementary school children. Lockhart also gives talks to Oxford area schools and schools back in his hometown. He is active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Ole Miss and is a leader in the basketball team's weekly Bible study.

The SEC sponsors Good Works Teams for football, men's and women's basketball, men's sports at-large, and women's sports at-large. Jefferson-Pilot highlights one member of the SEC Good Works Team for men's basketball during each week of its men's basketball telecasts.

Ole Miss (14-2, 2-1 SEC), ranked No. 21 in this week's Associated Press (AP) Top 25 Poll and No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Poll, returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Alabama (13-2, 2-1 SEC). The game, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (CT), will be televised by Jefferson Pilot. Alabama is ranked No. 15 in AP poll and No. 12 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

 

 

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