Poythress SEC Freshman Of Week

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Updated: 11/19/2012 10:44 pm
Kentucky's Alex Poythress has been named SEC freshman of the week.

From UK Athletics
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Alex Poythress has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after averaging 21.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in games against 9th-ranked Duke and to Lafayette.

Poythress had 20 points and added a team-high eight rebounds in a loss to No. 9 Duke. He then topped that performance with a 9-of-10 night from the field for a career-high 22 points in the win over Lafayette. He became the first freshman since Brandon Knight in Feb. 2011 to have consecutive 20-point efforts.

The honor is the first in Poythress’ career and the second for UK this season.


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