Jordan Mickey has been, arguably, the most pleasant surprise this season for the LSU basketball team. He's not so much a secret anymore outside of Baton Rouge.

The Tigers' forward was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after he played a key role in LSU claiming wins over Kentucky and Arkansas.

Mickey scored 36 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and, most notably, blocked 11 shots in the two wins, spearheading perhaps the Tigers' biggest week of the season. He leads the league with 75 rejections and is on pace to join Shaquille O'Neal as just the second freshman in program history with 100 or more blocks.

The 6-foot-8 Mickey is averaging 13.5 points and 7.4 rebounds a game, second on the team in both categories to Johnny O'Bryant, who was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday.