Wall Named SEC Freshman of the Week
Dec. 14, 2009
LEXINGTON, KY – UK men's basketball player John Wall was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the fourth straight week as announced by the league office on Monday.
Wall, a 6-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in leading the Wildcats to wins over 14th-ranked Connecticut and at Indiana.
Against UConn, he scored 12 of Kentucky's final 15 points, including a three-point play with 30 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 63-61 lead, en route to a career-high 25 points. His six steals against the Huskies tied for third-most ever by a UK freshman.
He nearly posted a triple-double against Indiana, finishing with11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in helping the Cats to a 90-73 win in Bloomington.
The honor is the fourth straight SEC Freshman of the Week honor for Wall and the first time in league history a freshman has won the weekly award four consecutive weeks.
The Wildcats have won all five weekly freshman honors from the conference office this season, beginning with Eric Bledsoe in the first week and Wall the last four weeks. Junior Patrick Patterson was named the league's Player of the Week in week two, giving the Wildcats six SEC Player/Freshman of the week awards this season.
Kentucky is in action on Saturday hosting Austin Peay. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. ET tip and can be seen live on CSS.