Keeping Score

SEC Freshman of the Week: 3 in a row for Moss Point's Booker

Kentucky guard Devin Booker was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for a third straight week and the fourth time overall on Monday.

Booker, a former Moss Point star, takes the honor after scoring a team-high 18 points in Saturday's 58-43 victory over South Carolina. He hit six-of-nine shots in the game.

He didn't have a big scoring night in Tuesday's 65-57 victory over Vanderbilt with six points, but he tied with Andrew Harrison for the team high in assists with four.

Booker is averaging 10.8 points per game to rank behind Harrison (11.6) as the team's second leading scorer.

Kentucky players have claimed SEC Freshman of the Week honors eight times this season. Karl Towns has won twice while Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis have each won the award once.

No. 1 Kentucky travels to Missouri for an 8 p.m. game on Thursday.