Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Randle Named Freshman of the Year to Lead SEC Honors

uk basketball1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/11/14) — Kentucky forward Julius Randle was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches on Tuesday, leading a number of honors for the Wildcats for their play during the 2013-14 season.

Randle was tabbed to the All-SEC First Team, while classmate James Young earned second team honors.

Both players were also selected to the All-SEC Freshman team.

Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein earned All-SEC Defensive team accolades.

Randle is the fifth consecutive Wildcat to earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors. He joins DeMarcus Cousins, Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel as the other winners. UK’s Patrick Patterson was the first Wildcat to win the award in 2008.

The Dallas native finished the regular season leading the squad in points per game (15.4) and rebounds per game (10.5). He’s the first player since Davis to finish the season averaging a double-double. No UK player had averaged a double-double since Kenny Walker turned the trick during the 1984-85 season.

Randle posted 324 rebounds on the season, ranks fourth in the freshman record books and 22nd for any player in a single season in school history. Following 31 games, Randle has amassed 19 more boards than Davis, the freshman record holder for rebounds in a season, through the same number of games.

Young collected All-SEC second-team and All-SEC Freshman team honors after logging 23 double-figure scoring efforts on the season. He led the team with seven 20-point scoring efforts during the regular season.

The Rochester Hills, Mich., native knocked down a squad-best 67 3-pointers, the fourth most in program history for a first-year player. He needs just one more long ball to move into second place. He averaged a team-high 33.4 minutes per game against SEC foes and UK outscored its opponents by an average of six points when he was on the floor, which also ranked as a team-high mark.

Cauley-Stein earned All-SEC Defensive team accolades and is the sixth player in the last five seasons to earn the distinction. The 7-foot center accounted for 88 blocks on the season which is the third-most in a single season in UK history. That total also ranks in the top 20 nationally for the year.

The Olathe, Kan., native had perhaps the most stunning defensive performance in Kentucky’s win over Georgia. He posted six blocks and six steals in the same contest to become the first player in school history to achieve that feat.

Kentucky returns to action on Friday, in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament in Atlanta.

UK will face the winner of the LSU-Alabama game at 7 p.m. ET.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 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 by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button classifieds
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 9878

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 8690

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 17, 2014 6863

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6494

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 4887

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 4340

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 18, 2014 3599

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 3357

Vehicle Careens down 150 Foot Embankment with…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 16, 2014 3226

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
December 16, 2014 3198

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

December 18, 2014 3599

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 2683

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 2391

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 19, 2014 2275

Vehicle Explodes into Flames on Pride Avenue

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
December 18, 2014 1739

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
December 18, 2014 1697

UK Track and Field Announces Initial Eight…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
December 18, 2014 1651

DeArmond Looks Back as Retirement Nears

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 1641

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 18, 2014 1624

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 18, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 18, 2014 1436

Madisonville Insurance Executive Elected Vice…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Kristy Quinn

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss