SEC frosh award returns to Lexington

Today the SEC league office announced that the SEC has named Kentucky men's basketball player DeMarcus Cousins the SEC Freshman of the Week.

LEXINGTON, KY – Today the SEC league office announced that the SEC has named Kentucky men's basketball player DeMarcus Cousins the SEC Freshman of the Week.

The Mobile, Alabama native and 6-11 forward averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while leading the Wildcats to wins over Drexel and Long Beach State. Cousins scored an amazing 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in only 27 minutes in the games last week.

Cousins scored 18 points and snared 13 rebounds in only 14 minutes in Kentucky's historic 2,000th win over Drexel. Big Cuz then had 15 points and 10 rebounds in only 13 minutes of UK's win over Long Beach State; collecting his sixth double-double of the season. Cousins has dished out a career high three assists against Long Beach State. The Kentucky big man also has hit 22 of his last 23 free throws. His streak of 22 consecutive free throws made come to an end against the 49ers.

The honor is the first such award for Cousins and the sixth freshman of the Week honor in seven weeks for the Wildcats. Eric Bledsoe won the league's initial award, then John Wall won four in a row before the league reached to pick someone not in a Kentucky in week six.


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