Kansas State's Markquis Nowell, also known as "Mr. New York City," lived up to his name on Thursday night when he dominated the court at Madison Square Garden in a historic March Madness matchup.
Nowell earned his nickname during a record-breaking game in New York City and proved once again that he is one of the best players to come out of the city.
In Thursday's game, Nowell led Kansas State to victory with an impressive performance that will be remembered for years to come. He scored 35 points, had 6 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists.
"I just love playing here at Madison Square Garden," said Nowell after the game. "This is my home court."
Nowell's dominance was evident from the start of the game as he took control early on and never let up. His quickness and agility allowed him to move past defenders with ease while his accuracy from beyond the arc left opponents scrambling.
The crowd at Madison Square Garden erupted every time Nowell made a play, giving him even more motivation to continue his streak of success.
"Markquis is an incredible player," said Kansas State coach Steve Prohm. "He has worked hard all season long and it definitely showed tonight."
Nowell's performance not only secured Kansas State's spot in the next round of March Madness but also solidified him as one of New York City's best basketball players ever.
As for what comes next for Mr. New York City, Nowell says he is ready for anything that comes his way.
"I'm just going to keep working hard and doing what I do best," said Nowell. "I'm excited for whatever lies ahead."