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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Marque English

Marque English earned 5A Player of the Year honors. (photo: Kristy McKechnie)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Apr 9, 2018

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for the Southeast Kansas area for his play last month (March) is Pittsburg High School senior basketball player Marque English.

English helped the Dragons to their first final four finish in 21 years as they took third place in 5A last month. The senior forward was named the Sports in Kansas 5A Player of the Year, All-State in 5A and All-Classes All-State 1st Team. He averaged 20 points per game and eight rebounds per game on one of the more balanced teams in Kansas. It wasn't all English either as the Dragons had several pick up postseason honors of some sort that included Chase Curtis, Gavyn Elkamil, Drew Roelfs, Jerek Butcher and Trenton Austin. Head Coach Kiley Roelfs and the Dragons finished as the SEK League champions for the third consecutive year with a 21-4 record. 

Labette Bank would like to congratulate Marque and the PHS Boys Basketball Team on an outstanding 2017-2018 season. 


Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete or Team (girl(s)or boy(s)) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email Chet Kuplen at sportsinkansas@gmail.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

-Labette Bank is a proud supporter of local athletics in the Southeast Kansas area.. Visit them online here