UK's Poythress named SEC Freshman of Week

Kentucky freshman forward Alex Poythress was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday, the league announced.

Kentucky forward Alex Poythress has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after averaging 21 points and 6.5 rebounds in games against Duke and Lafayette.

Poythress had 20 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a loss to No. 9 Duke. He then topped that performance with a 9-of-10 shooting night en route to a career-high 22 points in the win over Lafayette.

The Tennessee native became the first freshman since Brandon Knight in February 2011 to have consecutive 20-point efforts.

The honor is the first in Poythress' career and the second for UK this season.

The Wildcats return to action Wednesday against the Morehead State Eagles in Rupp Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on FS South and delayed on the UK IMG Sports Network.

InsideTennessee.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Tweets