USC senior forward Sam Muldrow was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year Tuesday. he is the first player in USC history to win that award. Muldrow also earned All-Defensive Team honors.
Muldrow enters this week’s SEC Tournament averaging a league leading 3.3 blocks per game. Muldrow is also averaging 13 points and 7.9 rebounds.
Meanwhile point guard Bruce Ellington was named to the All-Freshman team. He is the first Gamecock to be named to the All-Freshman team since the 2008 season. He has started all 29 games this season and is averaging 13 points per game.
USC will play Ole Miss Thursday at 3:30 in the opening game of the SEC Tournament.