Lyles named SEC Freshman of The Week

After reaching double-figure scoring in each of Kentucky's two opening wins of the season, Trey Lyles was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Lyles was the lone UK player to reach double figures in the first two games, scoring 14 points against Grand Canyon and recording 12 against Buffalo. The 6-foot-10 forward from Indianapolis shot 67 percent (10 of 15) from the field and made two 3-pointers. He had four rebounds in each game and dished out three assists against Buffalo.

Kentucky (2-0) also had four players named to the Wooden Award Watch List on Monday. Junior center Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomore guards Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison, and freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns were among 50 players nominated nationally.

The No. 1 Wildcats return to action Tuesday in Indianapolis against No. 5 Kansas (1-0) in the State Farm Champions Classic.

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