It marked the second SEC Freshman of the Week award for the Rochester Hills, Mich., native this season.
Young set a career-high for rebounds in the Wildcats' 73-66 win over Louisville. He also dished out four assists and played strong perimeter defense against the No. 6 Cardinals, who were held to a 6-for-26 shooting night from beyond the arc.
With the game tied at 53, Young hit a 3-pointer to spark a 13-3 Kentucky run that helped put the game away against their instate rival.
Young is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds this season. He leads the Cats with 29 made 3-pointers.
Kentucky (10-3) is back in action on Jan. 8 with a home game against Mississippi State. Game time for the league opener is set for 8 p.m. ET and will air live on channels affiliated with SEC TV.
Game Time Set for UK-Vanderbilt Game:
The Wildcats' game Saturday, Jan. 11, in Nashville has been selected for a 3:30 p.m. ET start on CBS.
It will mark UK's first SEC road game of the season.