Dec. 23, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman guard Aaron Harrison was named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week following UK’s victory over Belmont. The honor is the second of the Richmond, Texas, native’s career.
Harrison poured in 23 points in the Wildcats’ 93-80 victory over Belmont on Saturday. Eighteen of those points came after halftime as UK outscored the Bruins 52-37 following the break. Harrison has now topped the 20-point plateau in consecutive games and four times in his young career.
The 6-6 guard also added a career-high seven assists, a mark that matches his brother, Andrew, for the most of any player this season. He also hauled in six rebounds in the win which was one board shy of matching his career high.
Harrison sunk 8-of-11 free throws. The 11 attempts equaled a career-best mark. For the season, Harrison has poured in 181 points which is second on the team and a total that already ranks 51st among all freshmen in program history for a first-year player.
Kentucky will enjoy a week off from competition before hitting the hardwood again on Saturday, Dec. 28. UK will face instate rival and No. 6 Louisville in Rupp Arena at 4 p.m. ET. The game will air live on CBS.