For the third straight week, a Kentucky Wildcats freshman has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week.
This time, it was Tyler Herro, who earned this week’s honor after recorded in a career-high 24 points against Louisville and winning Bluegrass Sports Commission MVP honors.
Herro was also named NCAA.com writer Andy Katz’s Player of the Week:
Against the Cardinals, Herro shot 10/13 from the field while also connecting on a career-high four 3-pointers.
Over the last six games, Herro is averaging 16.7 points per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the floor. He’s made 13 3-pointers during that stretch. That includes 7/14 shooting from deep against the Cardinals and Tar Heels, as Herros is really starting to find his rhythm from deep.
Saturday’s scoring output of 24 points was two shy of UK’s freshman record against the Cardinals, and it helped pave the way for a convincing 71-58 win on the road against an NCAA Tournament-caliber team.
The SEC honor is the first of the season for Herro but the fourth time a UK player has been named the league’s top-performing freshman. Keldon Johnson has twice been named Freshman of the Week, and Ashton Hagans took home the honor last week after helping UK to a win over North Carolina.
Check out some highlights of Herro’s performance over the last two weeks: