Rondo Earns SEC Player of the Week Honor

UK point guard earned Co-Player of the Week honors after his 25 points and 7 assist game in a win over #4 Louisville Saturday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of sophomore guard Rajon Rondo has been named Co-Player of the Week by the Southeastern Conference after scoring a career-high 25 points and seven assists in UK's upset-win over No. 4 Louisville Saturday. The Louisville, Ky., native shares the award with Tennessee's Chris Lofton, who had 21 points in the Vols' upset of No. 6 Texas Saturday.

Rondo leads the Wildcats in scoring (16.6 pg), rebounding (9.1 pg), assists (5.3 pg) and steals (2.1 pg) this season. He's started all nine games in which he's played, missing the Georgia State game with strep throat. The All-American candidate has tallied double-figure rebounds on four occasions and has had three double-doubles this year.

This is the first Player of the Week honor for UK this season and the first-ever for Rondo. Patrick Sparks earned the recognition twice last year. It's the 15th time a UK player has earned the honor since 2000.

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