Kentucky freshman Shai Gilegous-Alexander was named today the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after leading Kentucky with a 19 points per game average in wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt last week.
Gilgeous-Alexander stepped into the starting point guard role and played 39 minutes in both victories. Against Texas A&M, he had 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a career-high two blocks and a steal. On the road at Vanderbilt, he boasted a game-high 22 points. He also chipped in with six assists and four boards.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night at South Carolina with pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 98.7.