Muskingum sophomore Marcus Dempsey has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his outstanding play during the week of January 22-28.
Dempsey became the 32nd Muskingum men's basketball player to reach 1,000 career points with a 39-point effort in the Muskies 112-103 victory against John Carroll on Saturday. He achieved this milestone in his 46th career game, while averaging 22.0 points per game. Marcus also broke the most points scored in a season record in the second half of the John Carroll game. The previous record was 559 points set in 1990-1991 by Andy Moore. After Saturday's performance, he has tallied 570 points this season.
Last Wednesday at Capital, Dempsey exploded with 36 points on 11-of-18 shooting, which included 6-of-9 from the arc. He also added a team-best seven rebounds.
Dempsey scored 75 total points on 59.5% shooting from the field (22-of-37), while adding 19 rebounds and five assists in two games last week.