Marks Named to Cousy Award Watch List
Derrick Marks

Oct. 22, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Boise State junior Derrick Marks was named to the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. Marks is one of 50 student-athletes across the country named to the list.

Marks averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game last season. He scored in double figures 24 times, including eight games with at least 20 points and three times hitting the 30-point plateau. The Plainfield, Ill., native dished out at least five assists in 11 games last season and also led the Mountain West with 56 steals.

Marks joins Anthony Thomas as the only Broncos singled out by the Cousy Award. Thomas was named to a 46-person midseason watch list in 2008-09 and 31-member preseason watch list prior to the 2009-10 season.

The watch list will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then the final five candidates will be announced in early March. The finalists will be reviewed by a committee of media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.

Two other Mountain West student-athletes were named to the list; New Mexico's Kendall Williams and Utah State's Preston Medlin.

The Bob Cousy Award promotes the values of leadership, determination and teamwork.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level - professional, collegiate, men and women.

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