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Isaiah Briscoe wins SEC Freshman of the Week award; Highlights of his 2 big games

Also known as the Wildcat of the Week award.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe has won the SEC Freshman of the Week award for last week's performances vs Illinois State and UCLA.

In those two games, Briscoe averaged a team-high 19 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Against Illinois State, Briscoe took over point-guard duties for the injured Tyler Ulis and shot 7-of-13 from the field for a career-high 18-points. The freshman combo guard also dished out a team-high three assists and grabbed seven boards, which was the second most of any player on the team.

Playing in the first true road game of his career against UCLA, Briscoe was a team-best 7-of-10 from the field to top his previous career high this time with 20 points. Briscoe also recorded a team-best .609 field-goal percentage of players who shot more than 10 times.

For the season, Briscoe is averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in seven games this season. His scoring average is second on the team and his rebounding numbers are the best of any UK guard and has scored in double figures in all but one game.

It's the first weekly SEC honor of Briscoe's career and the third such award for a Wildcat this season. Ulis previously won SEC Co-Player of the Week honors and freshman forward Skal Labissiere was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week to start the season.

As of now, Briscoe has to be considered one of the top contenders for the SEC Freshman of the Year award with how well he's played to this point.