Marcelus Kemp is WAC Player of the Week

January 15th, 2007
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DENVER – Nevada guard Marcelus Kemp has been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week for January 8-14.

Kemp, a junior from Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS), was instrumental in extending Nevada’s winning streak to nine games as he averaged 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in three wins for the Wolf Pack. Last Monday night, Kemp scored 27 points, dished out five assists and grabbed six rebounds in a 90-86 win over Boise State. On Thursday, he scored 33 points and pulled down eight boards in a 72-63 win at San Jose State. He followed that up with 11 points in an overtime win at Hawai‘i. Kemp was able to take over much of the scoring lost when the Wolf Pack’s All-American forward Nick Fazekas was injured in the first half of the Boise State game. Fazekas also missed the San Jose State and Hawai‘i games. It is Kemp’s second career WAC Player of the Week award and second for a Wolf Pack player this year.

The other nominations were senior guard Elijah Ingram, New Mexico State; senior guard Carlton Spencer, San Jose State; and junior guard Jaycee Carroll, Utah State.