Mountain West Announces Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week
UNLV's Anthony Marshall, Wyoming's Leonard Washington collect first career honors
Jan. 23, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV junior guard Anthony Marshall and Wyoming junior forward Leonard Washington have been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week for games through January 22. This is the first career weekly accolade for both Marshall and Washington.
Marshall averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while leading No. 14 UNLV to home wins over TCU and New Mexico. The Las Vegas, Nev., native led all scorers with a career-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field in Wednesday's 101-78 victory against the Horned Frogs. He dished out nine assists (one shy of his career-high) with just one turnover, adding five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 30 minutes of action. In Saturday's 80-63 win over the Lobos, Marshall scored 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting and again had nine assists to go with six rebounds and four steals in 36 minutes on the court. For the week, Marshall went 17-of-31 (.548) from the field and 5-of-9 (.556) from the free throw line.
Washington averaged 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while helping Wyoming to wins over Air Force and Colorado State. On Wednesday, the Lake Charles, La., product finished with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds in 30 minutes of play as the Cowboys snapped a 16-game Conference road losing streak with a 64-53 victory at Air Force. He went 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-5 from the free throw line while also collecting one block and three steals, including back-to-back thefts in the final 2:23 that helped secure the victory. In Saturday's 70-51 win over Border War rival Colorado State, Washington tallied game- and career-highs of 32 points and 14 rebounds, while going 12-of-16 from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He added one block and two steals in 28 minutes of action. Over the two games, Washington shot 73.9 percent (17-of-23) from the field and 72.7 (8-of-11) percent at the charity stripe.