UNLV’s basketball team got a double-dose of good news on Monday.
The Runnin’ Rebels (18-3, 2-1 Mountain West), who play at Boise State on Wednesday night, moved up two spots in the Associated Press rankings to No. 12, and five positions up to No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
And junior guard Anthony Marshall, who averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in a pair of home wins over TCU and New Mexico, garnered Mountain West co-Player of the Week honors along with Wyoming forward Leonard Washington.
Marshall, a Mojave High grad, had a career-high 27 points to go along with nine assists and five rebounds in a 101-78 victory over the Horned Frogs. He followed that up with 13 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 80-63 win over the Lobos.
It was the first Mountain West Player of the Week honor for Marshall and the fourth time a Rebel was honored this season. Previously forward Mike Moser won the award twice (Nov. 21 and Nov. 28) and forward Chace Stanback won it on Dec. 26.
Click on the video below to hear Marshall discuss winning Player of the Week honors as well as the Boise State game on Wednesday night.