Castleton had 23 points at Vanderbilt and 21 vs. LSU, helping the Gators to a 2-0 start in SEC play for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
Junior forward Colin Castleton earned co-SEC Player of the Week honors after a pair of huge performances to help the Gators to a 2-0 start in SEC action. Castleton scored 23 in UF’s SEC-opening win at Vanderbilt and followed that up with a 21-point outing in Saturday’s victory vs. LSU. He shares the honor with Alabama’s John Petty.
Castleton shot 11-for-13 from the field (.846) at Vanderbilt, including five dunks, the best field goal percentage by any SEC player on the road in league play in nearly five years (Damian Jones, .923, 2/23/16). He scored 17 of his team-leading 23 points in the second half, as the Gators won at Vanderbilt for the third straight time, something done only once before in Florida history (2001-03).
In Saturday’s win vs. LSU, Castleton again came up huge in the second half. He picked up a pair of quick fouls and played just two minutes in the first half, scoring two points. Over the first six minutes of the second half, however, Castleton scored all 15