LSU freshmen guard Ja'vonte Smart saw his role increase with standout Tremont Waters missed several games with an injury.

Smart played well with increased minutes, and has been a key rotational player throughout the year for the #10 ranked Tigers.

Coming off a week when he averaged 18 points, four rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in victories over Texas A&M and Alabama, Smart was honored by the SEC today for his efforts.

The Baton Rouge native took home SEC Freshmen of the Week honors for his play.

LSU travels to Gainesville for a matchup at Florida this Wednesday, then wrap up their regular season on Saturday when they host Vanderbilt.