Keith Carter Earns SEC Player of the Week Honor

January 25, 1999

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss senior Keith Carter (Perryville, Ark.) has been named the Southeastern Conference men's basketball player of the week, as announced by the league office on Monday. It is the first time that Carter has been awarded the weekly honor in his career.

Last week, the All-America candidate averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4.0 steals in leading the Rebels to victories over Mississippi State (81-68) and Georgia (85-76).

In the Ole Miss win over Georgia, Carter scored 26 points, which is his highest output in SEC play this year. The 6-foot-4 Naismith Player of the Year candidate netted his 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field, including 5-of-10 from the arc, and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. With his five treys in the Georgia game, Carter jumped to the top spot on the Rebel career three-pointers made chart with 218, passing Joe Harvell's (1990-93) previous record of 214 three-pointers made. Carter now has 1,457 career points, which is No. 8 on the Ole Miss career scoring chart.

Carter scored 14 points and had four rebounds and four steals in Ole Miss' win over Mississippi State.

This season, Carter leads the team with a 15.9 scoring average. He also leads the squad in three-pointers made (46) and steals (39), while averaging 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Carter is ranked among the SEC leaders in scoring (7th), field goal percentage (8th), free throw percentage (7th), steals (4th) and three-pointers made per game (3rd).

The Rebels (14-6, 4-3 SEC) return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when they travel to Columbia, S.C., for a 6:30 p.m. (CT) contest versus the Gamecocks (5-13, 0-6 SEC).

 

 

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