Kentucky’s Isaiah Briscoe was named the Southeastern Conference’s freshman of the week for men’s basketball on Monday after averaging a team-best 19.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games.
Against Illinois State, Briscoe took over point-guard duties for the injured Tyler Ulis (hyperextended elbow). Briscoe was 7-for-13 from the field en route to a career-high 18-point performance. He also had a team-high three assists and grabbed seven rebounds.
Playing in the first true road game of his career against UCLA, Briscoe was a team-best 7-for-10 from the field for another career high — this time 20 points.
Briscoe, a Union, N.J., native, is averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in seven games this season.
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It’s the first weekly SEC honor of Briscoe’s career and the third such award for the Cats this season. Ulis previously won SEC Co-Player of the Week honors and freshman forward Skal Labissiere was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week to start the season.