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Boise State's Derrick Marks named MW men's basketball player of the week

Boise State senior guard Derrick Marks was named the Mountain West men's basketball player of the week Monday for his efforts in the Broncos' 82-71 win Saturday at Saint Mary's.

In the win, Marks had 22 points (on 10-of-14 shooting), seven rebounds, four rebounds and four steals without a turnover. It was the 21st time in his career he scored 20 points or more. It is the first weekly honor for a Bronco this season and the fifth of Marks' career.

"I thought he was terrific, he was just so efficient and he just made it look so easy scoring on them, just went down on the post and it was Hakeem Olajuwon down there," Boise State coach Leon Rice said. " he's growing as a player."

Marks' 1,383 career points are eighth in school history, as are his 140 career steals. The veteran was happy to get the honor, but may have bigger ones in mind.

"It's good to have it, but it's only a week," Marks said. "I just wanted to do whatever I had to do for my team to win, if it's doing all that, I'll continue doing that."

The Broncos (5-2) host Division II Adams State at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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