BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kentucky men’s basketball senior CJ Fredrick was named to the Southeastern Conference’s Men’s Basketball Community Service team on Thursday. Fredrick is UK’s representative on the 14-man team that honors players’ exemplary service to their communities.
This marks the 25th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004. The team honors student-athletes beyond the court for their on-going efforts in the community.
Fredrick has been involved in numerous projects since arriving in Lexington. He was instrumental in the development of the telethon and open practice that raised more than $3 million in funding for those affected by devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky this summer. Furthermore, he was a participant in the telethon in 2021 that raised money for victims of tornados that hit the western part of the state.
In addition to those major projects, Fredrick has worked with God’s Pantry in packing food and delivering lunches to local schools, visited Kentucky Children’s hospitals and Fayette County schools alongside his teammates. Fredrick has twice served meals at Thanksgiving at the Salvation Army and participated with the team in serving dinner and singing Christmas carols for families.
Fredrick and the Wildcats have twice worked with Samaritan’s Feet which entails washing the feet of our youth and then distributing new shoes. He has also visited a Fort Knox school and St. Elizabeth Healthcare in northern Kentucky.
Fredrick transferred to Kentucky from the University of Iowa prior to the 2021-22 season but missed the year with a hamstring injury. The Cincinnati native has played in 23 games this season, averaging 6.9 points per game to go along with 35 total assists.
Other players on the SEC Community Service Team include Noah Gurley (Alabama), Derrian Ford (Arkansas), Jaylin Williams (Auburn), Trey Bonham (Florida), Jabri Abdur-Rahim (Georgia), KJ Williams (LSU), Jaemyn Brakefield (Ole Miss), Isaac Stansbury (Mississippi State), Ben Sternberg (Missouri), Hayden Brown (South Carolina), Josiah-Jordan James (Tennessee), Henry Coleman III (Texas A&M) and Liam Robbins (Vanderbilt).
Kentucky wraps up the regular season at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Arkansas. The game will be televised on CBS.