For the second time this season, Kentucky Wildcats guard Keldon Johnson has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week.
In arguably his best game of the young season, Johnson scored 24 points on 8/9 shooting and hit a career-high six three-pointers in an 88-61 win over the Utah Utes on Saturday. It was his third 20-point game this season.
The six threes were the most for any Kentucky player this season and the most since Wenyen Gabriel hit seven in the SEC Tournament against Alabama on March 10, 2018.
The honor is the second of the season for Johnson and the second of the season for Kentucky. He now leads Kentucky in scoring at 16.1 points per game. He’s also the team’s third-leading rebounder at 5.6 boards per game and has two double-doubles this season.
KJ is having himself quite the season so far:— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 17, 2018
Team-best 16.1 points per game
Team-high-tying 14 3-pointers
Averaging 5.6 rebounds per game
Shooting 53.6 percent from the floor
Shooting 43.8 percent from 3 pic.twitter.com/HliCdqUdxL
Kentucky has won more weekly SEC honors (91) than any other school during the Calipari era, including 73 SEC Freshman of the Week honors and 18 SEC Player of the Week awards.
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