Updated: Feb 5
Even though Kentucky didn't come away with the win Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks, Cason Wallace's performances against both Vanderbilt last Tuesday night and against Kansas this past Saturday night earned him some recognition.
Earlier this morning, Cason Wallace received the SEC Freshman of the week honor for his performances against Vanderbilt and Kansas. In thirty-two minutes of game time against Vanderbilt, Wallace scored ten points on 4-8 shooting (two of those being three-point baskets), five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
In Saturday's game against Kansas, Wallace saw the floor for thirty-seven minutes. In that time, he scored fourteen points on 4-7 shooting (two of those being three-point baskets), six rebounds, five assists, an impressive five steals and one blocked shot.
You can say that, with these performances, the SEC honor is well-deserved for Cason Wallace. With Wallace being so good with his timing on getting steals, it wouldn't surprise me to see Cason competing for the SEC defensive player of the week in the coming weeks.
One thing I would like to see from Wallace, though, is for him to become a little more aggressive and try to get into the lane more. He has shown time and time again that he can take the contact and still finish at the rim. I just think that with him shooting such good percentages from the field, he has earned the extra opportunities to try to create plays for himself.