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Quickley, Maxey Earn SEC Player of the Week Honors

© Dale Zanine | USATSI

© Dale Zanine | USATSI

The Southeastern Conference is honoring a pair of Kentucky Wildcats after a pair of wins in the first full week of SEC play.

Immanuel Quickley was named SEC Player of the Week for the first time in his career after the sharpshooting sophomore made of 8-of-9 threes to average 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the victories over Alabama and Georgia. He led UK in scoring Saturday, posting 19 points against the Crimson Tide. Quickley has made more than 60 percent (14-of-23) of his three-pointers over the last four games.

Tyrese Maxey grabbed SEC Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this season following a 17-point performance in Athens. He reached two new career highs at Georgia, dishing out eight assists and blocking four shots.

The Wildcats are 3-0 in SEC play for the fifth time under John Calipari. It’s the second time in the 2019-20 season Kentucky has swept the SEC weekly honors.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Quickley, Maxey Earn SEC Player of the Week Honors

  1. JASUN74
    3:23 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Congratulations to both of you young Cats. Great job. Keep up the good work

  2. Bluehender
    4:18 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Rightfully so…