Kentucky's James Young was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and ESPN National Player of the Week on Monday, two days after recording his first career double-double in the Wildcats' 73-66 victory over Louisville on Saturday.
Young, a guard/forward from Rochester Hills, Mich., scored a team-high 18 points while posting career bests in rebounds (10) and assists (four).
With Saturday's game tied at 53, Young made a three-pointer to spark a 13-3 Kentucky spurt that put the game away for the Cats.
Young has made at least one three-pointer in all but two games this season and has hit multiple threes in eight games including the win over Louisville.
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Young is third on the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game. He also averages 4.2 rebounds. The freshman has made a team-high 29 three-point baskets in 86 attempts (33.7 percent)
Young was previously honored as the league's freshman of the week on Nov. 25.