Another week, another Kentucky Wildcats player winning the SEC Freshman of the Week Award.
The league announced Monday that guard Jamal Murray was this week's winner of the award honoring the SEC's top freshman performer, which Murray undoubtedly was in a pair of UK wins over the EKU Colonels and Arizona State Sun Devils.
A 6-4, 207-pounder from Canada, Murray averaged 16.5 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two wins that came after UK's first loss of the season the previous week to UCLA. With two 3-pointers in both games, Murray became the first player in Kentucky history to at least make one from three-point range in each of his first 10 collegiate games.
In the win over EKU, Murray notched 16 points, seven boards and four assists. He followed up that performance with a team-high 17 points, five assists and three boards in the victory over ASU. Murray leads the Wildcats in scoring (15.5 points per game) and 3-pointers made (20).
This is the first weekly SEC award for Murray and the fourth SEC award for UK this season. Ulis previously won SEC Co-Player of the Week honors while freshman forward Skal Labissiere and freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe have both picked up SEC Freshman of the Week this season.
Here are highlights of Murray's performances vs EKU and Arizona State: