SEC Player of the Week – Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore from Havre de Grace, Md., averaged 17 points, five rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in wins at Georgia and against Alabama. Quickley scored 15 points against Georgia and a game-high 19 against Alabama. He was an efficient 11 of 20 (.550) from the field and a sizzling 8-9 (.889) from long range. With the game against the Tide hanging in the balance at 71-67, he drained his career-high fifth 3-pointer of the game and then two foul shots in the final minute to seal UK’s fourth straight win.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey, a 6-foot-3, 198-pound freshman from Garland, Texas, averaged 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two blocks in wins at Georgia and against Alabama. He logged a game-high-tying 17 points in his first collegiate road game at Georgia. He also logged career highs in assists (eight) and blocks (four) in the win, plus a team-high-tying seven rebounds. Against Alabama, Maxey scored 13 points to reach double-digit scoring for the fifth time in the last six games.