Ashton Hagans earns second SEC Freshman of the Week honor

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Ashton Hagans led Kentucky in scoring in a pair of wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt last week and was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

Hagans averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 steals against the Aggies and Commodores and scored a career-high 18 points against Texas A&M on Tuesday night.

He has scored in double figures in four straight games after scoring in single figures in his first 11 games and leads the squad with 15.0 points per game in league play.

Hagans has corralled at least three steals over the last five games. He's believed to be the only player in school history with such a streak (since steals became an official NCAA statistic in 1985-86). According to STATS, he's the first major-conference freshman with three or more steals in five or more games since Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart did it five straight games from Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 2013. He had five thefts against Texas A&M and a game-high three against Vanderbilt.

No. 12 Kentucky visits Georgia on January 15 and No. 14 Auburn on January 19.



 
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