Monday, January 10, 2011

Miller Named Freshman Of The Week


Georgia's Khaalidah Miller was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the second straight week on Monday.

Miller scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Lady Dawgs to a 61-59 win at No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday in Georgia's only game of the week.

Miller's output represented the most points scored by a Lady Dawg in a game this season. The 5-9, freshman from Atlanta's Douglass High School connected on 10-of-14 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point range.

Georgia grabbed a 16-14 edge on a Miller layup in transition with 11:57 remaining in the first half and Kentucky never led again. The Wildcats did tie the game four times during the second stanza. On three of those occasions, Miller responded with a bucket to return the lead to the Lady Dawgs.

In two SEC games, Miller is averaging 19.5 points per game by hitting 62.5 percent of her shots from the floor and an almost unfathomable 81.8 (9-of-11) percent from three-point range.

All told, seven different Georgia freshman have combined to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors 17 times since the award's inception in 2006.

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