Kentucky's Young named SEC Freshman of the Week

November 25, 2013 

Guard James Young made a three-pointer over UT Arlington's Shaquille White-Miller. Young shot 5-for-10 from behind the arc on his way to scoring a game-high 26 points.


Freshman James Young became the second Kentucky basketball player to win a Southeastern Conference weekly award for the 2013-14 season when he was named the league's Freshman of the Week on Monday. The honor is the first of his career.

Young led the Wildcats with 26 points in a 105-76 win over Texas-Arlington last week. Young shot 8-for-14 from the field, including five three-pointers. He also had a career-high three assists along with two rebounds and two steals.

Young is the second Wildcat this season to earn a weekly award. Classmate Julius Randle was named the league's Player of the Week for the opening week of the season.

Kentucky returns to action tonight against Cleveland State in Rupp Arena. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports South at 7.

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