Marshall basketball guard Kareem Canty was named the Conference USA freshman of the week Monday.
Canty, who is from Harlem, N.Y., averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 assists in 331/2 minutes in two games last week.
He tossed in 15 points in helping the Thundering Herd overcome a 16-point deficit to Western Kentucky, which has played in the NCAA tournament the past two years. Canty netted 19 points and added six assists in a losing effort at East Tennessee State University.
Canty is sixth in the nation in assists per game with 7.3 and ninth in the country in steals with 51.