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Henry Clay graduate Marques Warrick earns Horizon League weekly honor for second time


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Northern Kentucky University’s Marques Warrick has been selected as the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the second straight Monday.

In the eight-year existence of the award, Warrick is the first player to claim the honor in each of the first two weeks of a season. He averaged 10.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last week.

Henry Clay High School graduate and current NKU standout Marques Warrick (3) has earned the Horizon League Freshman of the Week honor twice. (Photo by Jeff McCurry)

The Lexington Henry Clay High School graduate scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds against Chattanooga. Warrick is second on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game, while also contributing 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per conest.

Warrick, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 23.2 points per game last season at Henry Clay 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 last season 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 finished his career as Henry Clay’s all-time leading scorer with 1,909 points.

NKU is off to 2-1 to start and is set to face Dayton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. NKU is the defending Horizon League Tournament champion. The Norse posted a 23-9 record last season and are coached by former Lexington Tates Creek standout Darrin Horn.

(Information compiled from NKU Athletics Communications and staff reports)

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