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Rhyne Howard Honored With SEC Record 7th Freshman of the Week Award

(Photo via UK Athletics)

(Photo via UK Athletics)

Rhyne Howard is already breaking records and her freshman season at Kentucky hasn’t even finished conference play yet. Howard set an SEC record by winning her seventh Freshman of the Week award, passing Missouri Tigers guard Sophie Cunningham, who won the award six times in the 2015-16 season.

Howard was honored with the award after she led the Wildcats to a win over Arkansas in which she hit the game-winning shot with a little over one second left. Howard led Kentucky in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks against the Razorbacks by posting 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a block in 35 minutes. It was her fifth double-double of the season.

Howard becomes the first Kentucky player – man or woman – to win the award seven times in one season.

In addition to breaking the record, Howard is also listed on multiple “player of the year” award lists, most notably being named to the Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 Watch List, given out to the best small forward in the country.

Howard currently ranks first in school history with the most three-pointers made by a freshman and is third in most points scored by a freshman.

If you’d like to witness the greatness that is Rhyne Howard for yourself, the Wildcats will visit the South Carolina Gamecocks on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for Rhyne Howard Honored With SEC Record 7th Freshman of the Week Award

  1. kyinsider
    2:58 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Hit s heck of a shot. Coach Mitchell is doing a heck of a coaching job with this team. Predicted to finish 7th in the SEC and they are sitting in 3rd

  2. bigbluebanana
    3:05 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    I’ve only got to watch them a couple times this year, but wow is she good! Keep killing it!

  3. IrishCat
    3:10 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t get to watch the women too often. It would be awesome to have some highlight reels posted to the site. It’s not watching a game, but it’s better than nothing.

  4. mashburnfan1
    6:23 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Will soon be the UK GOAT. Fun to watch and well rounded player, does lots of things well. Don’t know her and never met her but from what we see also seems like a well rounded young lady off the court. Hope we can get some more talent while she is here and make a title run. Would have been nice if Murray and Morris were JR’s this year but looks like MM has his recruiting touch back and lots of talent coming in. Plus I believe we have a transfer that can play next year.

    • Zack Geoghegan
      4:43 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

      You are 100% correct on every account here, my friend. She has a legit shot to be a UK GOAT. She comes off somewhat shy but is very clearly kind in nature. Can you imagine her when she’s a senior? With how good she is now, it’s scary to think about… Coach Mitchell has a solid class coming and the transfer you’re referring to is a former top-ranked point guard in her recruiting class. Losing Morris and Murray will hurt, but the drop off for next season should be nonexistent.