uk basketball1 300BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (12/2/13) – Freshman Aaron Harrison was named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week it was announced by the league office on Monday. The honor is the first of the Richmond, Texas native’s career.

Harrison averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in two victories for Kentucky this week. He poured in a team-high 22 points and sunk nine free throws while adding a career-best seven boards vs. Eastern Michigan. He followed that performance with a 15-point, four-assist outing vs. Providence.

The shooting guard hit double-figure scoring before halftime in both victories. Harrison connected on a career-high seven field goals for a .778 percentage against Providence. His four assists against the Friars led the team and marked a career-best performance. Furthermore, he has hit at least one 3-pointer in four-straight games. UK hit a single-game record .750 from behind the arc against Providence.

Harrison is the third Wildcat this season to earn a conference weekly award. Classmate James Young earned Freshman of the Week accolades last week, while Julius Randle was tabbed the league’s Player of the Week following the opening week of the season.

Kentucky returns to action Friday in a doubleheader matchup with the women’s program at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a showdown with Baylor. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and the game will air live on ESPN.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,133.26
-98.76 (-0.54%)    
2 S&P 2,111.82
-14.24 (-0.67%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,048.40
-40.97 (-0.80%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7247

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6861

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3541

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson
May 21, 2015 3276

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3096

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10714

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7508

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 3096

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1770

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1732

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1043

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 951

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 672

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 635

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can Quit

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 605

Advice from Caregiver Offered during Brain Cancer…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 516

New State Police Cadets Report for Training

by Stu Recke
May 25, 2015 489

Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism…

by Rebecca Stratton, Jenny Wells, Blair Hoover, Elizabeth Baunach