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SEC Basketball Player Rankings: Where things stand entering conference play

 Blake Lovell   in Basketball

(Vanderbilt Athletics)

Here are SEC basketball player rankings entering conference play.

1. Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky) - Grabbed 28 rebounds in the Wildcats' win against Western Kentucky.

2. Jabari Smith (Auburn) - Leads the Tigers in scoring (16.2 ppg) and 3-pointers made (28).

3. Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee) - Already proving to be the driving force for the Vols' offense as their leader in scoring (14.0 ppg) and assists (5.3 apg).

4. Iverson Molinar (Mississippi State) - Still probably doesn't get the credit he deserves having scored 11 or more points in every game this season.

5. Darius Days (LSU) - Currently leads the Tigers in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and is second in scoring (15.0 ppg).

6. Colin Castleton (Florida) - The 6-11 senior nearly averages a double-double with 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

7. Jaden Shackelford (Alabama) - Not only leads the Crimson Tide in points (16.8 ppg), but also in rebounds (6.6 rpg) from the guard position.

8. Tari Eason (LSU) - The Cincinnati transfer has been a pleasant surprise as the Tigers' scoring leader (16.3 ppg) while also shooting 54.5 percent and ranking second on the team in rebounds (7.5 rpg).

9. Scotty Pippen Jr. (Vanderbilt) - The Commodores' leader in scoring (18.1 ppg), assists (2.5 apg), and steals (1.8 spg).

10. Keon Ellis (Alabama) - Simply does a little bit of everything for the Tide as a dynamic scorer (12.4 ppg), rebounder (6.5 rpg), and defender (1.4 spg).

11. TyTy Washington (Kentucky) - One of five Wildcats currently averaging double figures in scoring (13.9 ppg), and he's tied with Sahvir Wheeler with a team-high 31.0 minutes per contest.

12. Santiago Vescovi (Tennessee) - Having Chandler run the show at point guard has helped limit turnovers (1.3 tpg) and increase scoring production (13.3 ppg).

13. JD Notae (Arkansas) - The Razorbacks' leader in scoring (18.0 ppg), steals (2.7 spg), and minutes played (34.1 mpg).

14. Walker Kessler (Auburn) - The Tigers' top rebounder (7.3 rpg) and shot-blocker (3.7 bpg), and he's third nationally in the latter category.