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Isaiah Briscoe named SEC Freshman of the Week

Congratulations to Isaiah Briscoe, who was just named SEC Freshman of the Week by the league for his performances against Illinois State and UCLA.

With Tyler Ulis out with an elbow injury, Briscoe¬†stepped up last Monday night, scoring a career-high 18 points off 7-13 shooting to lead the Cats to the win. He followed that up with another career high on Thursday, scoring 20 points in UK’s loss to UCLA. In fact, John Calipari said Briscoe’s tenacity getting to the rim was pretty much the only thing he liked about UK’s performance.

LSU’s Ben Simmons took home the SEC Player of the Week honor, in part for his ridiculous 43-point performance against North Florida. That kid’s good.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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9 Comments for Isaiah Briscoe named SEC Freshman of the Week

  1. Rajonrondo9
    12:34 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

    With Ulis out, Ulis stepped up. Lol, that kid is determined.

  2. nybrasky
    12:38 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

    Congrats to Isaiah! Now, go hit the practice stripe.

  3. Blue_Cat75
    12:58 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

    “With Tyler Ulis out with a shoulder injury…” Shoulder injury? When the hell did that happen? Will he be out longer than when he had the elbow injury?

  4. UKmoney
    1:25 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

    Mrs. TT your statement “that kid is good” is a huge under statement. Skal is good but Ben Simmons is “once in a generation great. IMO… I love Ulis and his grit but some teams will put UK in a position where Briscoe will need to start at point come tourney time (Iowa State, Maryland, Mich State, North Carolina). He is a great point guard but his size can be dominated by the right guard combo.

    • Willis Wolf Tattoo
      2:56 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

      A “once in a generation great player” not only dominates the game but makes those playing around him better IMO. If he is as good as you say he is LSU wouldn’t be sitting at 3-3. Some of it goes on the coaching but this team hasn’t even played a top 25 team yet. I recognize the talent but think you’re inflating things a little. He’s going to put up some insane numbers but can he put a team on his shoulders and make his teammates better in the process? Yet to be seen so far.

      Also disagree with you on Ulis. Can he be shot over in some cases? Sure. But he puts insane pressure on the ball to where that usually isn’t the best option.

  5. drewfranklinsbeer
    2:30 pm December 7, 2015 Permalink

    I love the fight in Briscoe. Sure he can get a little sloppy with the ball but I really like his game.