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Kentucky Wildcats' De'Aaron Fox named SEC Freshman of The Week

For the fourth time this season, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox has claimed the SEC's Freshman of The Week honor.

Fox led the No. 6 Wildcats (13-2, 3-0 SEC) to a pair of decisive conference wins over Texas A&M and Arkansas, averaging 21 points, six assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.

The Texas native set a new career scoring high with 27 points in Saturday's 97-71 romp over the Razorbacks.

It marks the eighth weekly award of the season for the Cats, the most of any team in the conference. Fox has been tabbed the Freshman of the Week a league-high four times. It’s the most SEC Freshman of the Week accolades in a single season since both Ben Simmons of LSU and UK’s Jamal Murray captured the honor four times a season ago.

Florida's KeVaughn Allen earned SEC Player of The Week honors by averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in the Gators' wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee.

Kentucky returns to action with a 7 p.m. ET tip at Vanderbilt on Tuesday. The game will air live on ESPN.


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