Four Nevada Wolf Pack players earn All-Mountain West honors
RENO — The morning after being crowned the Mountain West regular season champions, four Nevada Wolf Pack players have received All-Mountain West honors.
Senior Marcus Marshall was named Newcomer of the Year by the conference media and received first team honors. Marshall, who transferred to Nevada from Missouri State and is playing this year after sitting out last season, is currently averaging a league-best 19.7 points per game. He’s topped the conference nearly all season. He is also averaging 3.4 three-point field goals per game. Marshall is just the third player in Mountain West history to eclipse 100 threes made in a single season and currently sits at 106, three short of the No. 2 spot in the conference record books. Marshall broke the single season threes made Nevada record earlier this year at UNLV and has proven to be a high scoring machine for the Wolf Pack.
Sophomore Cameron Oliver also earned first team honors and was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year. Oliver has continued to be a menace at the rim time and time again. He averages 2.6 blocks per game and has consistently been at the top of the conference in that category as well as top 10 in the nation. Oliver is also averaging 8.5 rebounds per game and averaged 9.7 in conference play. A well-rounded player, Oliver nets 15.7 points per game and has wowed fans in Lawlor Events Center for two season now with his dunks.
Sophomore Jordan Caroline picked up second team honors. He’s averaging 14.5 points with 9.2 rebounds per game this year, a rock in the Nevada defense with his physical play. Senior D.J. Fenner was named to the media’s All-Mountain West third team after averaging 16.7 points per game in conference play. Fenner is second in the conference in three point shooting percentage at 44.8.