Nerlens Noel earns 4th straight SEC rookie honor

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Nerlens Noel's streak as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week has reached four.

The Kentucky forward earned the honor again on Monday, becoming the first Wildcats player since John Wall (2009-10) to be selected four consecutive weeks.

Noel recorded double-doubles to help lead Kentucky to home wins over South Carolina and Auburn and extend the No. 25 Wildcats' winning streak to a season-best five games.

The 6-foot-10 Noel had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks against South Carolina and followed with a 10-point, 12-rebound effort as Kentucky (17-6, 8-2) beat Auburn on Saturday. He also had a block, running his season total to 103.

Noel is the second Kentucky player with 100 blocks in a season, following Anthony Davis (186) last season.

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