Gators' Kenny Boynton named SEC Player of the Week
Kenny Boynton left Gainesville last Friday in a shooting slump, but broke out of it in a big way against Kansas State on Saturday.
Playing in front of a large group of family and friends at the Sunrise Center, the Pompano Beach native scored 15 points and earned MVP honors at the Orange Bowl Classic.
Today, he was honored again.
Boynton was named the SEC Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
The sophomore guard shot 6-of-12 from the field against Kansas State, and had his own 8-0 run - including two threes and a jumper - that gave UF a 17-point lead and broke the game open.
He's also credited with holding Kansas State All-American Jacob Pullen to just 6-of-17 shooting, and just 1-of-7 on 3-point attempts. Boynton’s defensive effort led an effort that yielded the fewest points ever surrendered by UF against a ranked opponent, while holding a ranked opponent under 50 points for the first time in nearly 43 years.