Davis Named SEC Freshman of the Week

Nov. 14, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – UK freshman Anthony Davis was named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

Davis, a 6-10 forward from Chicago, Ill., tallied a double-double in his first career outing.  He scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, of which eight of those field goals were dunks. Davis also added five blocks and three assists to his stat line. He became the second UK freshman (Terrence Jones) in as many years to post a double-double in his first career outing.

The award is Davis’ first this season, and the first for UK as well. Last year, Kentucky received 13 weekly awards, tying the SEC record for weekly awards in a season which was set by Kentucky in 2009-10.

Kentucky returns to action Tuesday night in New York taking on 13th ranked Kansas in Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic. The game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. ET tip and can be seen live on ESPN.