Kentucky has been getting monster number from both Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley since the struggled in Las Vegas back in December.
On Friday, UK released its #PickNick campaign for Richards to be an All-American.
Many have also been talking about how Richards should be SEC Player of the Year after his breakout season.
Richards is having an amazing season, averaging 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks while shooting 65.9% from the field and 75.2% from the free throw line. He is incredibly important to the success of this team, but I don’t think he is the runaway favorite to be SEC POY.
Richards has some competition for the award, and it is one of his teammates in Quickley.
On the year, Quickley has averaged 15.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2 assists while shooting 40.5% from the field, 39.1% from three, and 91.2% from the free throw line.
However, in his last 16 games he is averaging 18.5 points. Kyle Tucker noted that in the last 6 games, Quickley is averaging 15.5 point in the second half alone.
In the win over Florida, Quickley took over in the second half scoring 22 of the team’s 34 and 19 of their final 27. He ended up finishing the game with a career high 26 and fueled this team to victory.
Quickley has been our most consistent player this season and he made a strong case for winning the award.
Maybe the #PickQuick movement needs to get started.
Who do you think should be SEC Player of the Year?
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