Malik Monk got all of the attention Saturday, but it was Bam Adebayo who carried Kentucky to a pair of wins last week, earning him SEC Freshman of the Week Award. It’s the first time he’s earned the award this season.
In wins over Missouri and Florida, Adebayo averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for the Wildcats.
He posted a 22-point, 15-rebound performance in a 72-62 win on the road at Missouri on Tuesday. It was the first 20-15 game for any Wildcat since Julius Randle on Nov. 8, 2013.
Adebayo then followed that performance with 18 points and another 15 rebounds in a win over No. 12 Florida on Saturday. The game gave UK a one-game edge with two to play in the league standings for the regular-season crown.
Check out his highlights from Saturday’s win over Missouri, courtesy of Frankie Vision: