LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Patrick Patterson has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
The 6-8 Huntington, W.Va. native recorded his second consecutive double-double against Liberty with 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was the most points for a UK freshman since Randolph Morris poured in 25 against Campbell on Dec. 29, 2004. Patterson also recorded the first 20-point, 10-rebound game for a UK freshman since Jason Parker notched 22 and 13 against Southern California in the 2001 NCAA Tournament. In addition, it was also the first time a Wildcat freshman achieved back-to-back double-doubles since Jamal Mashburn in the 1990-91 season.
Patterson followed that effort with a solid all-around performance against Texas Southern recording 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks.
He finished the week averaging 22 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals.
The award is the first of the season for the Wildcats.
Kentucky hosts Stony Brook Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The game is being televised on FSN South.
Patterson Named SEC Freshman of the Week
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