First such honor of the season for a Kentucky player
Kentucky 92, UT Arlington 44
UK players comprise 4.2 percent of the league
Freshman center joins Cauley-Stein, Lee and Poythress among returnees
Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54
Kentucky fell to UConn 60-54 in the NCAA championship game played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 in the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Kentucky beat Michigan 75-72 in the Elite Eight game played Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Lucas Oil Stadium
Kentucky beat Louisville 74-69 in the Sweet 16 on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game ... Appeared in all 40 games and made 39 starts ... Finished second in UK single-season freshman history with 82 made 3-pointers on the season ... Scored a team-high 20 points and pulled down seven boards in the National Championship vs. Connecticut ... Led UK in scoring with 17 points to go along with five rebounds as the Wildcats took down Wisconsin in the Final Four ... Knocked down three 3s to score 13 points in UK's win over Michigan ... Scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards in UK's win over Wichita St. ... Tallied 14 points in the SEC Tournament semifinals vs. Georgia ... Scored 21 points, including 17 in the first half vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament ... Named Second Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman ... Knocked down three 3s to score 14 points at Florida ... Tallied 19 points at South Carolina ... Scored 20 points vs. LSU ... Recorded 16 points and five assists at Ole Miss ... Tallied 19 points and five rebounds vs. Florida ... Scored 20 points, making four 3s, in UK's win over Missouri ... Knocked down five 3s to score 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds at LSU ... Drained three 3s en route to scoring 13 points vs. Georgia ... Scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in UK's win over Texas A&M ... Led Kentucky in scoring at Arkansas with 23 points, while pulling down six rebounds ... Tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to open SEC play against Mississippi State ... Named MVP of the UK/UofL game by the Bluegrass Sports Commission after recording 18 points, a season-best 10 rebounds and four assists ... Notched 16 points, shooting 8-of-10 from the charity stripe on the road at UNC ... Scored 21 points and pulled down a career best nine rebounds in UK's win over Boise State ... Tallied 14 points, going 4-for-7 from beyond the arc vs. Baylor ... Led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, including nailing three 3s in a win over Providence ... Posted six points, six rebounds and four assists in UK's win over Eastern Michigan ... Scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in UK's win over Cleveland State ... Led UK with a career-high 26 points, including nailing five 3s in Kentucky's win over UT Arlington ... Scored 10 points in Kentucky's win over Robert Morris ... Drained three 3s en route to scoring 19 points against Michigan State ... Posted 11 points and added four rebounds in a win over UNC Asheville ... Among watch list candidates for the Wayman Tisdale Award ... Earned preseason NBC honorable mention All-America honors ... Averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in UK's two exhibition wins ... Posted 16 points and five rebounds in the win over Montevallo ... Had three steals and five assists in the win over Transylvania.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 27.2 points, 16.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists as a senior at Rochester ... As a junior at Troy High School, he averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals, earning first-team All-State honors from the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... Ranked as the No. 6 prospect in his class by ESPNU Recruiting and No. 10 by both Rivals and Scout ... ESPNU and Rivals rank him as the second-best shooting guard in the country, while Scout ranks him as the third-best small forward in the nation ... Appeared in both the McDonald's High School All-America and Jordan Brand Classic games.
PERSONAL: Son of Tiplance Vernon ... Born Aug. 16, 1995 in Flint, Mich. ... Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Arizona State and Kansas.