Named SEC Freshman of the Week is Rob Dillingham.

Named SEC Freshman of the Week is Rob Dillingham.

Named SEC Freshman of the Week is Rob Dillingham.

Rob Dillingham, a rookie guard for Kentucky men’s basketball, was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.

In the Wildcats’ games against Florida and Tennessee last week, 6-foot-3 guard Dillingham of Hickory, North Carolina, averaged 27.5 points, four assists, and 2.5 rebounds.

After his 20 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds game against the Gators. Dillingham scored a career-high 35 points on Saturday against the Volunteers. The fourth-highest point total in John Calipari’s tenure as a Kentucky rookie.

Rob Dillingham named SEC Freshman of the Week

Named SEC Freshman of the Week is Rob Dillingham

The performance set new career bests in made field goals and 3-pointers made with a 14-of-20 (.700) night from the field and a 6-of-8 (.750) night from 3-point range.

Along with Mason Jones and Domantas Sabonis, Dillingham became just the third player to score thirty-five points against UT during the Rick Barnes era.

Throughout the Kentucky season’s pivotal games. He’s done a fantastic job. scoring 20.5 points a game on average and hitting 61.9 percent of his three-pointers.

This season, the rookie has scored in double figures 17 times, including four occasions where he has scored at least 20 points. At 15.3 points per game, he is second on the squad in scoring. He also has 26 steals, 77 assists, and 77 steals overall.

Dillingham joins DJ Wagner (twice), Reed Sheppard (twice), and Aaron Bradshaw as the fourth different freshman from the UK to win SEC Freshman of the Week this season.

This season, the Wildcats have now won the trophy seven out of thirteen weeks.

On Tuesday, Kentucky plays their first game back at Vanderbilt. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

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