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