Jan. 19, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State senior guard Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 18, the conference announced Monday. Marks led the Broncos to wins against UNLV and New Mexico, while averaging 29.5 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals per game.
Against UNLV Marks scored 28 points, including the tying basket with 16 seconds left to force overtime. He also had four assists and three steals.
At New Mexico Marks recorded his fourth 30-point game of the season and second in MW play. He finished with 31 points making 10-of-16 shots from the field and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. Marks added five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Boise State trailed at halftime against New Mexico, but Marks scored 22 of his 31 points after the break to help Boise State earn its first road win against the Lobos in the all-time series.
The 31 points ties Marks' season high, which he has reached three times. It is his fourth outing with at least 30 points this year, setting a school record. He is the only player in the conference with multiple 30-point games.
Marks only came off the floor for four minutes in each game, playing 41 minutes against UNLV and 36 against New Mexico.
It is the second weekly award of the season for Marks, who becomes the first repeat honoree this year. The first nine awards went to student-athletes from nine different schools. The award is the sixth of Marks' career.