If he keeps playing like this, we'll have to start calling him LaSureThing*. Vanderbilt combo guard Riley LaChance was named the SEC's Freshman of the Week after a brilliant effort against Purdue on Saturday.
The first-year player out of Brookfield, WI shot the lights out en route to a career high 26 points in a win over the Boilermakers. He made nine of his 13 shots from the field, including a 3-4 mark from three-point range. He also added a pair of steals and had just one turnover in 34 minutes on the court. The freshman currently ranks first on his team in minutes played (32 per game) and is second in scoring (12 ppg).
LaChance is the second member of Vandy's recruiting class of 2014 to earn Freshman of the Week honors. Wade Baldwin IV earned the honor after showing off Swiss Army Knife basketball skills in the second week of the season. Baldwin averaged 9.5 points, 7.5 assists, six rebounds, and 1.5 steals in wins over Lipscomb and Tennessee State.
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