Marks Named MW Player of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boise State sophomore guard Derrick Marks has been named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games through Dec. 2, the league office announced Monday.

It is the first-career weekly award for Marks, and just the second for a Bronco since Boise State joined the league last season (Drew Wiley, Dec. 5, 2011).

Marks helped lead Boise State to a pair of road wins last week, including an 83-70 victory over No. 11/11 Creighton, the highest-ranked opponent the Broncos have defeated all-time.

Marks scored 28 of his career-high 35 points in the second half against the Bluejays, including 18-straight as the Broncos notched their second road win over a ranked team all-time.

His scoring output against Creighton was tied for the 10th-most in school history, tied the Mountain West sophomore class record and was the third-most in the history of CenturyLink Center Omaha. It marked the most points scored by a Bronco since Reggie Arnold also scored 35 points against New Mexico State, Feb. 27, 2010.

He added four rebounds, four steals and two assists while going 13-of-19 (.684) from the field and 8-of-10 (.800) from the free throw line against the Bluejays.

In an 87-64 win at Seattle Monday, Marks contributed 14 points, a career-high six steals, three assists and one block while knocking down 6-of-7 (.857) attempts from the field.

For the week, Marks averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while going 19-of-26 (.731) from the field, including 2-of-3 (.667) from 3-point range and 9-of-12 (.750) from the free throw line.

Boise State, which is receiving votes in both the Associated Press (22) and USA TODAY Coaches’ (2) Polls this week, will travel to face Utah, Wednesday. Tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.

--broncosports.com--

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