The Southeastern Conference finally came to its senses and named Shai Gilgeous-Alexander the SEC Freshman of the Week.
With Quade Green out, Gilgeous-Alexander stepped into the starting lineup in Kentucky’s wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. He played 39 minutes in each of those games, while leading the Cats in scoring at 19 points per game in the two wins. He also dished out a team-best 5.5 assists per game and shot 61.9 percent from the field.
It’s Gilgeous-Alexander’s first time winning the award, but probably not his last.