Poythress named SEC Freshman of the Week

Freshman Alex Poythress was named SEC Freshman of the Week Monday after a big week for the Cats against Duke and Lafayette.

Poythress averaged 21 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the two contests, vaulting himself into the scoring lead for the young UK team.

He is the first freshman since Brandon Knight to have consecutive 20-point games.

The Cats return to action Wednesday night when they take on Morehead State at Rupp Arena.