In what has become a weekly occurence in the SEC, a member of the University of Kentucky basketball team was named Freshman of the Week. This time it was Brandon Knight. Terrence Jones has already received the award twice this year and last year John Wall won it five times, DeMarcus Cousins four and Eric Bledoe twice.
The rookie out of Florida averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in wins over Notre Dame and Indiana. He recorded his fourth 20-point effort this season against the Irish and in the win over Indiana, he scored five points and pulled down five rebounds over the final 10 minutes to help UK come from one-point down to pull away for the 81-62 win. He went 10-10 from the free throw line against the Hoosiers and has hit 14-straight and 19 of his last 20 from the charity stripe.
With just one game next week due to finals, it is going to be tough for a Cat to bring home the honor. But, whose to say Doron Lamb won’t go off for 40 and bring home the hardware.
It’s what we do in Kentucky, we bring SEC Freshman of the Week honors, time and time again.