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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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
1 DOW 18,010.68
-115.44 (-0.64%)    
2 S&P 2,107.39
-13.40 (-0.63%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,070.03
-27.95 (-0.55%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 8171

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6979

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 5479

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3896

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3810

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11044

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8171

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 5479

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1859

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1432

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1309

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1111

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1064

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 952

Two Hopkins Countians to Receive MERR Scholarships

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 914

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 28, 2015 853

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 822

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin