FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After helping Arkansas knock off Auburn and Alabama last week, junior guard Jannero Pargo has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.
Pargo averaged 19 points, 2.5 steals, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in the two games. He shot 58 percent from the field, hitting 14-of-24 shots, including 60 percent from three-point range (six-of-10).
In Saturday’s 87-58 win over No. 12 Alabama, he scored a game and season-high 24 points on nine-of-13 shooting. He was four-of-five on three-point attempts and also had a game-high four steals.
In the 82-72 win over Auburn, he had 14 points and three assists.
The junior from Chicago leads the SEC in three-point percentage (.478) and is tied for first with 2.59 three-point goals per game.
A transfer from Neosho County (Kan.) Community College, he is second on the team with 12.6 points and 2.9 assists per game. In conference games, he leads the Razorbacks with 18.0 points a game and is shooting 50.8 percent from the floor (31-of-61).
Over the last nine games, he’s shooting 53.5 percent from the field (53-of-99), 51.9 percent from three-point range (28-of-54) and is averaging 16.8 points per contest.
Pargo is the first Razorback to win the award since Kareem Reid on Dec. 15, 1997.