IRVING, Texas -- Coming off a week that included overcoming a 16-point deficit to defeat two-time defending Sun Belt Champion Western Kentucky, Marshall redshirt freshman guard Kareem Canty has been named Conference USA Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
The weekly awards are chosen by a media panel representing the 16 member schools.
The honor is the first in Canty's career and the 11th Freshman of the Week honor in program history. The last player for the Thundering Herd to receive the honor was DeAndre Kane, who did so for the week of Feb. 7, 2011.
During the two-game week, Canty averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 assists 33.5 minutes. Against WKU, Canty ranked second on the team in scoring with 15, before scoring 19 and recording six assists in a losing effort to ETSU (Nov. 30).
Ranking sixth in the nation in assists per game (7.3) and ninth in the country in total steals (51), Canty has helped the Herd greatly from the point position.
Marshall will continue its four-game road swing at Vanderbilt at 8 p.m. on Thursday.