5A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year – Marque English, 6-6, Sr., Pittsburg
English helped Pittsburg to a third-place finish, the team’s best showing in 21 years. He averaged 20.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.3 steals a game and shot 57 percent from the field. Pittsburg, the No. 2 seed, opened with a 59-40 win against Topeka Seaman before a 51-46 loss to Salina Central in the semifinals. Pittsburg finished 21-4 with a 58-56 win against Mill Valley in the third place game. He averaged 19 points and eight rebounds at state. English, who just turned 17 as a senior last August, went over 1,000 points earlier this season. He finished his career as one of the best players in Pittsburg High School history.
Congrats to Pittsburg High Senior Marque English on an outstanding career and the 2018 Sports in Kansas 5A Player of the Year. Pittsburg High School Booster Club would also like to congratulate the 2018 Pittsburg High Purple Dragon Basketball Team and Kiley Roelfs on their third place finish in 5A!