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Henry Clay graduate Warrick named Horizon League Freshman of the Week for fifth time this season

KyForward staff

Northern Kentucky’s Marques Warrick has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the fifth time this season.

Warrick averaged 18.5 points while shooting 54 percent (15-of-28) from the floor and 46 percent (5-of-11) from 3-point range during a pair of road wins against Robert Morris. The Henry Clay High School graduate also contributed 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a steal per game.

NKU’s Marques Warrick has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the fifth time. (Photo by Jeff McCurry)

On Friday, Warrick poured in 20 points, marking his fifth 20-point showing in the team’s last eight games. The Lexington native is averaging 14.6 points per game this season and is shooting 47 percent from the field.

In Horizon League action, Warrick averages 16.8 points per contest. He has scored in double figures 10 times this season.

Warrick previously won the award on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11. Combined with David Böhm’s honor on Dec. 14, a Norse has claimed the honor six of the nine times it has been awarded this season.

NKU is 7-8 overall, 5-5 in the Horizon League.

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.

(Information compiled from NKU Athletics Communications and staff reports)

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