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Immanuel Quickley named SEC Player of the Week

Kentucky is 22-5 and leading the SEC in large part due to Quickley becoming one of the best guards in America.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

After having the best week of his college career, Kentucky Wildcats guard Immanuel Quickley has earned SEC Player of the Week honors, his second of the season.

Quickley began the week with a 21-point outing in Kentucky’s 79-76 win at LSU, then erupted for a career-high 26 in a home win over Florida. In those games, Quickley shot a combined 15/29 from the field, including 6/10 shooting from deep, to go with six total steals. He also dished out five assists vs. just two turnovers and hit 11/12 free throws.

For the season, Quickley is averaging a team-high 15.7 points per game. He’s scored in double digits in 16 straight games, the longest streak for a Wildcat since Malik Monk had 30 straight in 2016-17. Quickley has topped double-figures in 22 of 26 games he’s played this season with 20-plus in seven games.

This was Quickley’s biggest statement to date for SEC Player of the Year, so it’s no surprise to see him winning the league’s weekly honor. At worst, he should earn a First-Team All-SEC Selection when the regular season concludes.

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