The SEC Freshman of the Week trophy is going to Lexington for a second week in a row and a third time this season. This time it is Ashton Hagans bringing it home after his breakout performance in Chicago over the weekend.
Hagans tied the single-game school record for steals with eight in the Cats’ big win over the Tar Heels. He joins Wayne Turner and Rajon Rondo in the record book.
He also scored seven points, one shy of his career high, with a career-best four rebounds, three dimes and one very important block.
Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week winner Keldon Johnson said of his teammate, “Having him out there with energy, just doing what he does best — getting us all involved. His defensive presence is amazing. He was locking up, picking up, making big plays, making big stops. You could just see it rubbing off on everybody.”