Florida's Castleton Named SEC Player of the Week

GAINESVILLE, (Florida Sports Wire) - Colin Castleton was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Gators earn a pair of victories last week.

Castleton is the first SEC player this century to post 16 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocked shots in a conference game, second to do so in any game (Ben Simmons, 12/2/15 vs. North Florida). Castleton is also the first player nationally to hit all of those marks vs. a D-I opponent in nearly four years (Jordan Murphy, Minnesota, 1/19/19 vs. Penn State) and only the fourth this century to do so against a power-conference opponent.Castleton also scored his 1,000th point as a Gator in the win vs. Missouri, becoming the second transfer in Florida history to reach the milestone (Dorian Finney-Smith) and the 55th overall member of Florida's 1,000-point club.Castleton's six assists and three steals vs. Mizzou both marked career highs, and his 13 rebounds were a season high, as he notched his 16th double-double as a Gator, surpassing Joakim Noah and Chandler Parsons' career totals for fifth-most at UF since 1996-97.Castleton's 12 free throws made and 15 free throw attempts at LSU were both career highs, as he led the Gators in scoring with 18 points. He also came up big in the clutch with double-figure scoring in the second half of both games, posting 13 points at LSU and 10 vs. Missouri after the break, helping the Gators rally from eight down at LSU and 11 down against Missouri.It marks Castleton's fourth career SEC Player of the Week honor and his first this season. Only Vernon Maxwell has earned the award more in Florida history.Most SEC Player of the Week Honors by Gators5 - Vernon Maxwell4 - Colin Castleton3 - Dan Cross, Jalen Hudson, Scottie Wilbekin

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