Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Trending Cat Stats

John Calipari says, "Think, check out Wildcat trending stats." - Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

We have the right stuff, the unfortunate stuff and everything in between as we track current Wildcat trending stats.

It's December 16, a full 11 games into the 2013-2014 basketball season, and as might should be expected with a roster full of relative kittens, the Kentucky Wildcats have already experienced a season's worth of highs and lows, giving fans and the coaching staff alike plenty to discuss, disseminate, and dissect. Toward that end, I give you ...

Wildcat Trending Stats

Aaron Harrison

The Right Stuff -- Over the last five games Harrison has connected on 17-of-20 free throws (85.0 percent), after making 22-of-30 from the line the first six games (73.3 percent) ... Through the first six games of the year, UK's 2-guard averaged 12.2 points per game, in the last five games he is averaging 17.0 points per contest ... After making only 7-of-28 3-point shots through the first six games (25.0 percent), he has connected on 8-of-19 from long-range over the last five games (42.1 percent) ... In the first six games Harrison dished out eight assists (1.3 per game), in the last five games he has recorded 13 dimes (2.6 per game) ... In the last two games Harrison has five steals (2.5 per game), after having only seven steals in the first nine games (.8 per game) ... In the first six games of year Harrison averaged 2.3 rebounds per game, in the last five games he has averaged 3.8 rebounds per contests ... On the season Harrison is connecting on 58.7 percent of his 2-point shots.

The Unfortunate Stuff -- In UK's last four games Harrison is averaging 2.3 turnovers per contest, after committing only 1.3 turns per game in the first seven tilts ... Over the last four games, he has been to the line 2.3 times per game, after averaging 5.9 free throws per game through the first seven contests.

Julius Randle

The Right Stuff -- After making 55-of-75 free throws through the first eight games (73.3 percent), Randle has made 14-of-18 from the line in the last three games (77.8 percent) ... The big fella has recorded nine assists in the last four games (2.3 per game), after dishing out 13 dimes through the first seven games of the year (1.9 per game) ... Randle had only  five blocks in UK's first eight games (.6 per game), but has three swats the last three games (1.0 per game).

The Unfortunate Stuff -- Randle averaged 13.3 rebounds per game through the first seven games of the season, but only 8.0 boards per contest in the last four ... In the last four games he has snagged only 1.5 offensive rebounds per game, after grabbing an average of 5.4 offensive boards in the first seven games ... In the first six games Randle averaged 19.8 points per contest, but in the last five contests is averaging 14.0 points per game ... Through the first seven games of the year he made 54.7 percent of his shots (41-75), in the last four games Randle is shooting 47.5 percent (19-40) ... Randle is averaging a robust 3.5 turnovers per game on the season ... He has recorded but one steal on the year.

Andrew Harrison

The Right Stuff -- Over the last three games Harrison has posted a 1.9 assist/turnover ratio (15 assists/eight turnovers), after recording a 1.4 assist/turnover ratio through the first eight games (27 assists/19 turnovers) ... Through the first nine games of the season Harrison averaged 10.0 points per game, in the last two games he has put up 15.0 points per contest ... UK's point guard has corralled 12 rebounds in the last four games (3.0 per game), after snagging 14 boards in the first seven games (2.0 per game).

The Unfortunate Stuff -- Through UK's first five games Harrison was true on 7-of-11 from beyond the arc (63.6 percent), but in the last six games Harrison has connected on only 2-of-14 from distance (14.3 percent) ... In the first eight games of the season he made 38-of-46 free throws (82.6 percent), but in the last three games Harrison has made 17-of-28 from the stripe (60.7 percent) ... He has committed at least four fouls in five of the last six games ... On the season he has made only 19-of-46 2-point shots (41.3 percent).

James Young

The Right Stuff -- Young has made 13-of-28 3-point attempts over the last four games (46.4 percent), after connecting on only 13-of-48 from long distance in the first seven games (27.1 percent) ... Through the first seven games Young averaged 12.3 points per game, in the last four games he has averaged 17.3 points per contest ... His overall shooting percentage in the last four games is 46.5 percent (20-43), after making only 35.9 percent of his shots in the first seven games (28-78) ... In the first four games of the year Young made a putrid 46.2 percent of his free throw tries (6-13), but in the last seven games he has connected on 27-of-36 from the line (75.0 percent) ... In the last six games he has grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game, in the first five contests he grabbed an average of 2.8 boards per game ... Young has made at least two 3-pointers in four straight games, and in seven of UK's 11 contests.

The Unfortunate Stuff -- Through UK's first seven games Young had 16 assist (2.3 per game), but in the last four contests he has recorded only .8 assists per game ... In the first five games of the season he had seven turnovers (1.4 per game), in the last six contests Young has 18 miscues (3.0 per game).

Willie Cauley-Stein

The Right Stuff -- After connecting on 23-of-42 shots in the first seven games (54.8 percent), WCS has found the bottom of the net on 16-of-21 shots in the last four games (76.2 percent) ... Through the first six games of the season Cauley-Stein swatted an average of 2.5 shots per game, in the last five games he has 33 blocks (6.6 per game) ... On the season, and in an average of 26.5 minutes of play per game, WCS is averaging 3.4 offensive rebounds per game.

The Unfortunate Stuff -- After recording only three turnovers in the first six games of the year (.5 per game), he has recorded nine turns in the last five contests (1.8 per game) ... Cauley-Stein averaged 9.6 points per game through the first eight games of the year, but only 6.3 points per contest in the last three games ... UK's man in the middle had 10 steals through the first seven games of the year (1.4 per game), but only three pilfers in the last four games (.8 per game) ... He averaged 9.4 boards per game in the first five games, but only 7.0 rebounds per contest in the last six games ... In the first six games of the year, WCS made 13-of-23 free throws (56.5 percent), in the last five games he has connected on only 5-of-14 from the line (35.7 percent).

Alex Poythress

The Right Stuff -- In his last 41 minutes of action, covering two games, AP has made 2-of-5 field goals (0-1 3-pointers), 2-of-3 free throws, grabbed 11 rebounds (seven offensive), had one assist, one turnover, one block, and scored six points.

The Unfortunate Stuff -- For the year Poythress has made only 8-of-18 free throws (44.4 percent) ... In the first six games of the year AP took an average of 5.8 shots per game, but has attempted only 10 shots in the last five contests (2.0 per game).

Dakari Johnson

In Johnson's last 36 minutes of action (covering five games), he has scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting, made 1-of-2 free throws, grabbed 15 rebounds and committed two turnovers.

Dominique Hawkins

In the last three games (43 minutes of play), Hawkins has recorded two points on 1-of-5 field goal shooting (0-2 3-pointers), missed both of his free throws, grabbed two rebounds, had two assists, and two turnovers.

Thanks for reading and Go 'Cats!

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