Knight Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Jan. 24, 2011

LEXINGTON, KY – UK freshman Brandon Knight was named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

Knight, a 6-3 guard from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in games at Alabama and at South Carolina. Knight scored in double-figures for the 13th and 14th straight games last week and recorded his eighth 20-point game with a game-high 23 points in UK’s win at South Carolina. The eight 20-point games ties for third most by a freshman in school history, one off the record set by Patrick Patterson and Rex Chapman. Knight also pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in win at South Carolina. He has hit multiple 3-pointers in four straight games, hitting 13 triples over the last four games.

The awards is Knight’s fourth this season and the ninth for Kentucky. Terrence Jones has received the honor three times, while Josh Harrellson and Doron Lamb have both been named Player of the Week once.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, hosting the Georgia Bulldogs. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. ET tip and can be seen live on ESPN.