PSU Abington Forward Named Athlete of the Week
The Horsham resident wins the award … twice
Penn State Abington Basketball Player Mike Marvin, of Horsham, was named the ECAC Division III Player of the Week of the South region, and was recently honored NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week.
Marvin guided the Nittany Lions to three conference victories behind averages of 23.3 points and 11 rebounds per game while shooting 67 percent (31- of-46) from the field.
The sophomore forward opened the week with a game-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor to go along with seven boards, two assists and a block in a 78-66 win over Lancaster Bible College Jan. 23.
His shooting continued into the weekend, as he hit the game-winning jumper in the Nittany Lions' thrilling 66-64 road victory over Gallaudet University Saturday and finished with 19 points while going 8-of-11 from the floor and adding five rebounds and a steal.
Marvin helped lead Abington to a 113-105 double-overtime victory over Penn State Harrisburg with a career-high 29 points while tying his season-high in rebounds with 21. The win allowed Abington the right to take control of second place in the NEAC South Division, sitting a half-game ahead of Harrisburg.
Marvin currently leads the NEAC in both points (19.6) and rebounds (12.8) per game and has compiled 14 double-doubles this season, which now gives him 30 for his collegiate career. He also lists in the top five in nation with rebounds per game and is currently tied for first spot overall for most double-doubles in the season with 14.
The Nittany Lions are now 6-3 in conference play and 8-12 overall and will take on Keuka College Feb. 3 in New York at 3 p.m.
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Information courtesy of Jeff Dobbin, Penn State Abington Sports Information Director