Earlier this week, we unveiled the women’s basketball players who’ve had the largest increase in Instagram followers over the last 10 weeks. We also looked at the most-followed men’s college basketball players on TikTok — and the most-followed women’s college basketball players on TikTok.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Kentucky

Today, let’s take a look at the dominance the SEC’s men’s basketball players have shown in growing their Twitter follower counts this season.

Our database of men’s college basketball players’ social-media accounts, follower counts and growth rates shows that the SEC has 10 of the top-15 highest growth rates in men’s basketball during the timeframe stretching from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28.

Specifically, it’s Kentucky and Auburn — two of the top teams in the conference — who have dominated, with an Arkansas Razorback and LSU Tiger mixed into the top-15.

Here’s the top-15 list of highest follower growth over the last 10 weeks. The information is up-to-date as of Feb. 28.

  1. Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky, ↑13,597)
  2. TyTy Washington Jr. (Kentucky, ↑9,773)
  3. Jabari Smith (Auburn, ↑8,429)
  4. K.D. Johnson (Auburn, ↑6,994)
  5. Wendell Green Jr. (Auburn, ↑6,488)
  6. Kellan Grady (Kentucky, ↑6,360)
  7. Paolo Banchero (Duke, ↑4,648)
  8. Jaylin Williams (Arkansas, ↑4,600)
  9. Shareef O’Neal (LSU, ↑4,402)
  10. Adonis Arms (Texas Tech, ↑4,374)
  11. Davion Mintz (Kentucky, ↑3,750)
  12. Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana, ↑3,339)
  13. Zep Jasper (Auburn, ↑3,328)
  14. Terrence Shannon Jr. (Texas Tech, ↑3,159)
  15. Kevin McCullar (Texas Tech, ↑2,820)

During that same stretch of time, our database shows Auburn’s Carter Sobera and K.D. Johnson with the two highest growth rates, by percentage, at 353.29% and 245.15%, respectively.

The top-five is rounded out by Boise State’s Emmanuel Akot, Texas Tech’s Adonis Arms and Auburn’s Wendell Green Jr.

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