Boise State's men's basketball team, ranked 25th in the AP poll, has picked up some more hardware.
The Mountain West co-champs earned three major league awards Tuesday, as voted on by the coaches — senior guard Derrick Marks was named Player of the Year, Leon Rice was selected Coach of the Year and sophomore forward James Webb III was chosen as Newcomer of the Year. The trio of awards also matches the media vote, which was released Sunday.
Marks' honor is the fourth POY award for a Bronco in school history, the first since Roberto Bergersen won it in the Big West in 1999. Rice's honor was the sixth for a Boise State coach, the first since 2008. Webb is the third Bronco player to win a newcomer of the year award, the first since 1996.
Rice also was named District VIII Coach of the Year by the United State Basketball Writers' Association. District VIII encompasses Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada and Montana schools. Marks was named to the all-district team.
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Marks was also a first-team all-Mountain West honoree. Joining him were Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr., Colorado State's JJ Avila, Fresno State's Marvelle Harris and San Diego State's JJ O'Brien. Webb was a second-team all-conference pick and also was named to the All-Defensive Team.
UNLV's Rashad Vaughn was named Freshman of the Year, while Nance and San Diego State's Skylar Spencer were co-Defensive Players of the Year. Colorado State's John Gillon was named Sixth Man of the Year.
Check out the full list of all-conference picks and award winners here.
Boise State (24-7) opens Mountain West Tournament play at 1 p.m. MT Thursday against New Mexico or Air Force in Las Vegas. It will be broadcast on the radio on KBOI 670 AM and televised on CBS Sports Network.