Congratulations to De’Aaron Fox, who was named the first SEC Freshman of the Week of the season after two impressive performances this weekend. Fox averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 4 rebounds in Kentucky’s wins over Stephen F. Austin and Canisius, and set a Kentucky basketball record for the most assists by a UK player in their debut with 12 on Friday night. Last night vs. Canisius, Fox had 21 points, tying Isaiah Briscoe for a game high. And, oh yeah, he’s a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line through two games.
This is the third straight year Kentucky’s started a season with an SEC Freshman of the Week honor. Last year, Skal Labissiere won it, and the year before, Trey Lyles. It also marks the sixth time in eight seasons under Calipari a freshman has been honored by the league office after the opening week of play. Fox joins Eric Bledsoe (2009), Terrence Jones (2010) and Anthony Davis (2011) as the others.
Just save yourselves the time and energy and keep that trophy in the Joe Craft Center all season, okay, SEC?