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Henry Clay grad Marques Warrick earns Horizon League Freshman of the Week honor for fourth time


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Henry Clay High School graduate Marques Warrick has established himself as one of the best freshmen in the Horizon League this season.

Warrick, now a starting guard at Northern Kentucky University, earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors on Monday. It marked the fourth time this season the Lexington native has been selected for the weekly award.

Northern Kentucky guard Marques Warrick (3) has already earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors four times this season. (Photo by Jeff McCurry)

During NKU’s 74-71 overtime loss at Cleveland State on Saturday night, Warrick poured in a career-high 25 points. He has now netted at least 20 points in three of the past four games.

Warrick averages 13.9 points per game and leads NKU in 3-pointers made (20) and free-throw shooting (.810). He is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and averages 3.1 rebounds per contest.

NKU is 5-6 overall, 3-3 in the Horizon League. Warrick has scored in double figures seven times this season.

Last season at Henry Clay, Warrick averaged 23.2 points per game and was named the 11th Region Player of the Year. The sharp-shooting lefty was 69-for-159 (43.4 percent) from 3-point range and converted 81.8 percent of his free throws.

In his final game at Henry Clay, Warrick poured in 48 points — including eight 3-pointers — during a 108-104 double-overtime loss against Frederick Douglass. Henry Clay finished the season with a 24-6 record. The Blue Devils were unbeaten (9-0) in January and ran off 18 consecutive wins to cap the regular season.

Warrick is Henry Clay’s all-time leading scorer with 1,909 points.

NKU is scheduled to play host to IUPUI this Friday at 6 p.m. in Highland Heights.

(Information compiled from NKU Athletics Communications and staff reports)

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