For what seems like the 3,000th time, a UK player has earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Point guard Brandon Knight was this week’s recipient – the fifth time he’s been honored this season – thanks to averaging 21 points, 5.5 asssists and 4 rebounds in UK’s two games with Arkansas and Florida. He currently sits only three-pointer shy of UK’s single-season freshman record.
Knigth’s teammate, meanwhile, earned some national love. Terrence Jones was named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Award. The freshman from Portland, who I would argue is the second-best player on the team (but that’s for a different day), was one of the ten finalists for the award. It will be awarded April 1 and is based on a vote of national basketball writers. No Kentucky player has ever won the award.
***10 hours, 50 minutes until Jorts Day.