Boise State men's basketball senior guard Derrick Marks was named Mountain West men's basketball player of the week Monday. It was his third such honor this season. Marks is the first player since BYU's Jimmer Fredette (2009-10 and 2010-11) to win the honor three times in a season twice.
Marks had 28 points in the Broncos' 82-78 win over Colorado State on Tuesday, 26 coming in the second half and 21 in the final 6:40. He earned MW player of the week honors three times as a sophomore in 2012-13. He is averaging 23.6 points per game in Mountain West play this season. According to Boise State, of the 755 players in the country averaging at least 10.5 points per game, Marks is the only one shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line. He is currently at 51.9 percent, 53.8 percent and 86.2 percent, respectively. Marks ranks 19th in scoring at 19.6 ppg.
Boise State (15-6, 5-3) travels to take on Utah State (12-9, 5-4) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Logan, Utah. The Broncos are 0-18 all-time on the road against the Aggies.