SEC Basketball 2012: Top Power Forwards in the Conference

By Trevor Lowry
Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

SEC basketball will be filled with quality power forwards in the 2012-13 college basketball season to say the least. Florida Gators’ Erik Murphy is one the best best PFs in the conference and he doesn’t even make the cut.

Get ready for the season by seeing the top power forwards in the SEC.


Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee-Stokes had a pretty impressive freshman year with the Volunteers, averaging 9.6 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. Keep in mind that Stokes didn’t even play for a good majority of the first half of the season. To come on midseason and have this kind of production is pretty good no matter who you are, let alone a freshman. Stokes is one of the best power forwards in the SEC and he will have a big season in 2012.


Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss-Holloway almost averaged a double-double last season, putting up 11.2 points per game and 9 rebounds per game. Ole Miss will be counting on Holloway to have a big season. He must produce more on offense, but the team can always rely on his rebounding skills on both sides of the court.


Jonny O’ Bryant III, LSU-Expect O’Bryant III to be a star for the Tigers in 2012. The only problem is the fact that LSU isn’t the greatest team in the world, so O’Bryant III won’t get much help, but he will improve his numbers with more playing time. He only averaged 21.4 minutes per game last season and was still able to put up 8.5 points per game with 6.7 rebounds per game.


Marshawn Powell, Arkansas-Powell was the second leading scorer in the SEC last season, with 19.5 points per game. He was also pretty impressive on the boards, grabbing 6 rebounds a game. However, he did only play two games, thanks to an ACL injury. Well, he is back and he should have a great year with the Razorbacks. Powell played good ball his first two seasons with the team, and people can expect a monster year out of this guy.


Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky-Wiltjer did not see a lot of playing time last season, only averaging 11.6 minutes per game, but that is because the Wildcats’ starting five was absolutely stacked. This is taking nothing away from Wiltjer because he was able to get some scoring in, with 5 points per game. Now that he will be starting in 2012, the college basketball world will see how good he really is.



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