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Three Wildcats appear in CBS's Freshman of the Year update

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Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have helped lead UK to a 25-1 start and a No. 1 national ranking. (Chet White, UK Athletics) Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have helped lead UK to a 25-1 start and a No. 1 national ranking. (Chet White, UK Athletics)
Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com updates his watch list for Freshman of the Year honors each Thursday afternoon and it should come as no surprise that a few of John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats were mentioned.

Both Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are top contenders:

1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky (Last Week: 1): 14.0 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 4.9 bpg, 65.1 FG%
Davis finally missed a few shots over the weekend against Vanderbilt, but he had one of his best defensive performances of the season, blocking seven shots.

3. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky (Last Week: 2): 12.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg
Kidd-Gilchrist has been very inconsistent on the offensive end lately, making five or more field goals in a game just twice since December 31. He has six single-digit scoring games in that span.

Point guard Marquis Teague didn't crack the top 10, but he did merit this mention:

It's time to stop calling Kentucky's Marquis Teague a disappointment. He's playing more within himself (and the offense) and has really cut back on his turnovers. Averaged 12.5 points and 9.0 assists in his last two games.

Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com also released their updated top 10 for National Player of the Year honors and Davis checked in at No. 2 behind Kansas' Thomas Robinson:

Comment: Davis has shown to be a difference-maker on both ends of the court. He dunks everything on offense and blocks everything on defense. If Kentucky wins a national title, he'll be the main reason. Last week: No. 2

He might not end up pulling it off, but Davis definitely has the shot of hitting the grand slam as the National Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

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