Kentucky's Wiltjer named SEC player of the week

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore had 19 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two assists in the Wildcats' season-opening 72-69 victory over Maryland in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. Wiltjer was 6 of 9 shooting including 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

His 3-point and block totals were career highs.

Wiltjer also sunk two clutch free throws in the final three minutes against the Terrapins.

Wiltjer's scoring total was his highest recording a career-high 24 against Loyola last December. In that game he scored 11 first-half points to reach double figures for just the sixth time in his career.

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