De’Aaron Fox Tabbed SEC’s Freshman of the Week
By UK Athletics
LEXINGTON, KY - For the fourth time this season,
Kentucky freshman guard De'Aaron Fox was named the Southeastern
Conference Freshman of the Week.
Fox led the Wildcats to a pair of home
victories over SEC foes Texas A&M and Arkansas last week. The
Houston, TX native led the team in scoring, assists and rebounds in the two
impressive wins. He averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.5
rebounds per game.
UK's speedy point guard helped guide
the offense to 98.5 points per game, while topping the 100-point
plateau against the Aggies. It marked the fifth time this season that
UK topped 100 points, a new record under the direction of John
Calipari and the most since the 1995-96 team scored 100 or more nine
Fox poured in a career-high 27 points,
while adding six boards and six assists to help topple the
Razorbacks. He was an efficient 10 of 16 from the field and a perfect
7 of 7 from the line. It was his best performance at the charity
stripe since going 9 for 9 against Canisius in the second game of the
He had 15 points, six assists and five
rebounds in the win over Texas A&M.
For the week, Fox utilized a 60.0
percent field-goal clip, the best among all of UK's guards. He has
scored in double figures in all but two games this season.
Furthermore, he has posted 10 games with six or more assists,
including all three games against league foes.
This marks the eighth weekly award of
the season for the Wildcats, 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.