McDuffie continues early season attention

WICHITA, Kan. (WSU Release) Wichita State's Markis McDuffie has been named to the American Athletic Conference's Weekly Honor Roll for Nov. 12-18.

The senior forward from Paterson, N.J. averaged 22.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in the Shockers' three games last week and was named to the Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team. He was 9-of-16 from three-point range and 15-of-17 at the foul line.

In Friday's consolation bracket win over Appalachian State, McDuffie scored 15 of his team-high 24 points over the final six minutes to help the Shockers overcome a five-point deficit. On Sunday against Alabama he put up 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds.

It's the second-straight weekly honor for McDuffie. He was co-player of the week in The American for Nov. 6-11 after a 32-point outburst against Providence in the Veterans Classic.

McDuffie (21.6 points for the year) is off to the best five-game scoring start by a Shocker in 20 years. Maurice Evans averaged 23.8 in the first five games of the 1998-99 season.

WSU (2-3) hosts Rice (3-2) on Sunday at Charles Koch Arena. The 2 p.m. CT tipoff will air locally on YurView Kansas (Cox HD 2022) and in all 50 states at YurView.com/Kansas. For tickets, visit GoShockers.com/MBBTickets or dial 317-978-FANS.

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American Athletic Conference (Nov. 12-18, 2018)

Player of the Week: Aubrey Dawkins, UCF

Freshman of the Week: Tyler Harris, Memphis

Honor Roll:

Jalen Adams, UConn

Shizz Alston, Temple

Eric Cobb, UConn

David Collins, USF

Markis McDuffie, Wichita State

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Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team:

Nickel Alexander-Walker – Virginia Tech (MVP)

Carsen Edwards – Purdue

Justin Robinson – Virginia Tech

Ronshad Shabazz – Appalachian State

Markis McDuffie – Wichita State