Jones and Lamb Named to Vitale's All-Solid Gold Teams
Aug. 22, 2011
Jones was selected to the first team by Vitale. He was named the 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league coaches and SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press. He averaged 15.7 points, while pulling down 8.8 rebounds per game, ranking seventh and first in the SEC respectively.
Jones set the UK freshman single-game scoring record with 35 points against Auburn. He also posted 13 double-doubles, second most among UK freshmen all-time and his eight 20-point games was fourth most by a freshman in program history.
Lamb was a fifth-team selection by Vitale.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Queens, N.Y., was named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team by the league coaches and was also named Yahoo! Sports’ National Sixth Man of the Year. He averaged 12.3 points while shooting an SEC-leading 48.6 percent from 3-point range.
He was named ESPN.com National Player of the Week, USBWA National Player of the Week, Dick Vitale’s Diaper Dandy of the Week and SEC Player of the Week after scoring a then-freshman record 32 points vs. Winthrop on 11-of-12 shooting, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range.