UK3 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/25/13) – Freshman James Young became the second Kentucky basketball player to haul in a Southeastern Conference weekly award for the 2013-14 season when he was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week on Monday. The honor is the first of his career.

Young led the Wildcats with 26 points in a 105-76 win over UT Arlington last week. En route to the 26 points, Young knocked down five 3-pointers and made eight of his 14 (.571) field goal attempts. Young also dished out a career-high three assists and had two rebounds and two steals.
 
The first-year player from Rochester Hills, Mich., has connected on at least one 3-pointer in all five contests for UK this season and leads the team with 12 on the year. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of Kentucky’s last three outings.
 
Kentucky’s 105 points marked a season high and is the second-most scored in the five-year tenure of coach John Calipari.
 
Young is the second Wildcat this season to earn a weekly award. Classmate Julius Randle was tabbed the league’s Player of the Week following the opening week of the season.
 
Kentucky returns to action tonight in a matchup with Cleveland State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and the game will air live on Fox Sports.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 16,374.76
+23.38 (0.14%)    
2 S&P 1,951.13
+2.27 (0.12%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,733.50
-16.48 (-0.35%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6795

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6023

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 3989

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3184

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 2675

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19534

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12216

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 6023

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 02, 2015 3184

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2545

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2392

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1959

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1260

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1195

Gov. Beshear's Statement on County Clerks,…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1145

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1055

GPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1050

Blood Drive Boosts Blood Bank Deposits

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News