Guard Devin Booker was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday after scoring a game-high 19 points in Kentucky’s 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.
The Grand Rapids, Mich., native made 7 of 10 shots overall, including 5 of 6 from behind the 3-point line. The five 3-pointers were the most by a Wildcat this season and matched Booker’s career high. He previously hit five treys in a win over UT Arlington.
Booker’s 19 points, which tied a career high, came in just 16 minutes of action.
The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 10.0 points on the season, most of any UK freshman. He’s hit a team-best 22 3-pointers in 12 games and is knocking down his outside shots at a 45.8-percent clip.
Booker is the fourth Wildcats this season to win SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Karl-Anthony Towns has won the award twice already, and Trey Lyles claimed the honor following the opening week of competition.