Jennings named SEC Freshman of Week

Alexis Jennings was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after leading Kentucky in its win over Tennessee State on Sunday. The 6-foot-2 forward set new career highs with 27 points and eight rebounds in the victory. It marked the most points by a freshman since former UK star A’dia Mathies had 32 points against Liberty in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

In a career-high 29 minutes, Jennings hit all three of UK’s three-pointers in the game, a career best, grabbed a career-high five offensive boards and netted a team-high 8-of-12 attempts from the free-throw line.

In the last four games, the Madison, Ala., native has averaged 16.3 points and 5.7 rebounds off the bench.

It’s Kentucky’s third SEC honor of the season and Jennings’ second of the month.


About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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