AURORA | A profile look at Overland junior Marzouq Abdur-Razaaq who is on the roster of Team East of the sixth A-Town All-Star Boys Game:
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School: Overland High School
2021-22 average: 19.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals
Season highlights: Coach Danny Fisher’s Overland team played a brutally difficult schedule, which is one of the reasons for a 1-9 record through the first half, but came on in Centennial League play and advanced to the second round of the state tournament before suffering a tough road loss at Mountain Vista. The return from injury of Abdur-Razaaq was transformative for the Trailblazers as he showed how much they missed him last season on every occasion. The All-Centennial League first team selection was one of just three Aurora boys players (joining Smoky Hill’s Anthony Harris Jr. and Regis Jesuit’s Kyle Sandler) to average a double-double as he contributed 19.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest, both of which led his team. No matter how many defenders he faced, Abdur-Razaaq scored at least 10 points in every game and cracked 20 eight times, with his season-high of 28 points (plus 15 rebounds, two off his season-best) coming in Overland’s 5A second round upset bid against Mountain Vista. He had 14 double-doubles — including a stretch of nine in a row spanning the Trailblazers’ trip to Las Vegas for the Tarkanian Classic and the start of Centennial League play — and also contributed 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Abdur-Razaaq got picked for the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Abdur-Razaaq vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (10 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (19 points, 8 rebounds); vs. Eaglecrest (18 points, 13 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (25 points, 17 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (19 points, 10 rebounds); vs. Grandview (11 points, 10 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (10 points, 6 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (25 points, 15 rebounds); vs. Grandview (23 points, 11 rebounds)