Atlanta native Chuma Okeke has been tabbed the SEC's Freshman of the Week following Auburn's victories last week over Dayton and George Mason.
The 6-foot-8 power forward averaged 11 points and eight boards in the two contests. Okeke's eight rebounds in both games marked a career-high on the glass.
Last year's Mr. Basketball in Georgia added a career-high in scoring in the win at Dayton with 15 points. In the last week, Okeke has accounted for 42 percent of the team's bench points and 48 percent of the rebounding.
In four of his last six games, Okeke has scored in double figures. The forward is fourth on the team in scoring at 9.4 points per game, behind perennial offensive weapons Jared Harper, Bryce Brown and Mustapha Heron.
The Tigers (6-1) will continue their nonconference opening stretch against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs this Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Auburn Arena.