HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University men's basketball student-athlete Marquis Barnett was featured on the front page of the Christmas Day Edition of the Hartford Courant and on Fox CT News on Sunday, December 25, 2011. The story, written by Hartford Courant Columnist Mike Anthony, highlights Barnett's transition from a difficult childhood to a new home at QU.
The story includes interviews with Head Coach Tom Moore, Assistant Coach Eric Eaton, fellow teammate T'ziah Wood-Smith, Cardozo High School Basketball Head Coach Ron Naclerio and Cardozo High School Teacher Nina Tricarico. Barnett, a freshman forward from Bronx, N.Y., collected his first career point in a Bobcats' uniform on Nov. 22 at American University. He is averaging one point and one rebound per outing in 11 games thus far.
QU returns to action on Wednesday, December 28 at Colgate University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Contact: Tony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu