Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Marque English

Marque English is averaging 18.2 ppg for Pittsburg in 2016-2017. (submitted photo)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jan 4, 2017

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month, chosen by Sports in Kansas, for their play over the month of December in the Southeast Kansas area is Pittsburg junior basketball player, Marque English. 

English, a 6-foot-5 forward, has had an oustanding season this year, averaging 18.2 points per game, 10.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 2.2 steals per game. English has shot 53.6% from the field. Not only has English got it done as an individual, he has led his team, coached by Kiley Roelfs, to a 5-0 start in 2016-2017. Last year English was First Team All Southeast Kansas League, First Team All-Area by Craw-Kan and an honorable mention 5A pick as a sophomore in 2015-2016. 

Pittsbug High, who won the Southeast Kansas League in 2015-2016, will open up Southeast Kansas League play this Friday on the road against rival Fort Scott. 

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) 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 chetkuplen@kansas-sports.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