Marks, Rice Honored by NABC
March 27, 2015

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Boise State men's basketball senior Derrick Marks and head coach Leon Rice were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for their accomplishments in the 2014-15 season. Marks was named first-team All-District 17 and Rice was chosen as the District 17 Coach of the Year, the NABC announced Friday.

The NABC districts are divided by conference. District 17 encompasses the 11 Mountain West schools. The voting is done by the conference's coaches and takes into account statistics and performances from the entire season.

Marks led the Mountain West in scoring at 19.4 points per game, while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from three-point range. He also grabbed 3.7 rebounds per game to go with three assists and 1.8 steals.

Rice added to his list of accolades, earning his third coach of the year award of the season. In his fifth year at the helm, Rice guided Boise State to a 25-9 mark, tying the school record for wins in a season. The Broncos rattled of 14 wins in the final 15 games of the regular season to win the Mountain West regular season title and earn the top seed in the conference tournament. The team also earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, the second in school history and second under Rice.

He is the first Bronco head man to be named NABC District Coach of the Year since Greg Graham in 2008. Graham earned the award for District 13 when Boise State was in the Western Athletic Conference. Earlier this year Rice picked up Mountain West Coach of the Year honors as well as the District VIII award from the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Marks is now eligible to earn All-America honors. Those teams will be announced at a later date. No Bronco has earned NABC All-America honors in program history. Anthony Drmic was named second-team All-District 17 last season.


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