Marshall Shares MW Player Of The Week Honors
Jan. 23, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV junior Anthony Marshall has been named the Co-Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games through January 22, the league announced Monday. This is the first career weekly accolade for Marshall and fourth of the season for a UNLV player. Marshall shared this week's honor with Wyoming's Leonard Washington.
Marshall, a 6-3 guard from Las Vegas, nearly averaged a double-double in points and assists with 20.0 ppg and 9.0 apg in leading the No. 12/15 Runnin' Rebels to two home wins last week over TCU (101-78) on Wednesday and New Mexico (80-63) on Saturday in front of a sold-out Thomas & Mack Center crowd. He also added 5.5 rpg, 3.0 spg, 1.5 bpg and shot 54.8 percent (17-of-31) from the field in 33 minutes per game.
After scoring a career-high-tying 26 points on Jan. 14 at No. 13/12 San Diego State, Marshall upped his career high in points to 27 as he led all scorers and was 11-of-18 from the field against the Horned Frogs. He dished out nine assists (one shy of his career high), turning the ball over just once. He also added five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 30 minutes on the floor.
Against New Mexico, Marshall scored 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting and again had nine assists. He added six rebounds and four steals in 36 minutes played.
Marshall leads the Mountain West in scoring (conference-only games) with 22.0 ppg.
The New Mexico game marked Marshall's seventh straight contest scoring in double figures and over that span, he has averaged 18.4 ppg. He was averaging 9.0 ppg in mid-December.
The Runnin' Rebels are 18-3 on the season, which is their best start since the 1991-92 campaign when they finished the year 26-2, and are 12-0 at home for the first time since that same year.
UNLV has two road games this week: at Boise State on Wednesday and at Air Force on Saturday. Both games will be televised on the Mtn.