Boise State men’s basketball senior guard Derrick Marks was named an honorable mention Associated Press All-American on Monday, the lone Mountain West player to be on the list. He is the first Bronco to appear on a major All-American team since Boise State moved to Division I in 1970-71.
The AP has three, five-man teams and included 48 honorable mentions in addition to Marks. On the first team were Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell and Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein.
Marks led the Mountain West with 19.4 points per game, tied for fifth best in Boise State history. He scored 621 points, fourth most in school history and his 1,912 career points are third. He was named the Mountain West Player of the Year by the media and coaches. He is the 19th Mountain West player to be named on an AP All-America team.
Broncos expect Drmic answer soon
Boise State applied to the Mountain West for a medical hardship for senior Anthony Drmic earlier this month and is expecting an answer this week.
Drmic, who is seventh all-time at Boise State with 1,528 points, played in the first seven games this season, averaging 15.0 ppg, but a lingering ankle issue sidelined him in December before he underwent season-ending surgery in early January.
Per NCAA bylaws, athletes can obtain medical hardships and gain back a year of eligibility if they play in less than 30 percent of the team's games that season because of an injury that keeps them out of competition the rest of the season. The NCAA counts one game after the regular season toward the total — in Boise State’s case, that is 32, meaning Drmic played in only 21.9 percent of games.
Lundgren takes over Vallivue basketball
Ryan Lundgren, a member of the Boise State basketball staff the last four seasons, has been hired as the new boys basketball coach at Vallivue High. The Falcons went 2-20 last season in coach Scott Moore's fifth year at the helm. Lundgren served as the Broncos' student manager in 2011-12 and spent the last three seasons as the team's Director of Player Development.