Knight Named SEC Freshman of the Week

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 21.0 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in games against Arkansas and Florida. Knight recorded his UK freshman record 12th 20-point game with a career-high 26 points at Arkansas while also pulling down a career-best eight rebounds. He averaged 5.5 assists on the week and is averaging 6.8 over the last four games. His three 3-pointers on the week put him one-shy of the UK freshman record for 3-pointers in a season with 67.

The awards is Knight's fifth this season and the 12th for Kentucky.

Kentucky returns to action Tuesday, celebrating Senior Night, hosting Vanderbilt. The game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. ET tip and can be seen live on ESPN.