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Keldon Johnson gets weekly SEC award

Johnson is becoming Kentucky’s go-to guy.

Keldon Johnson Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

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.

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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