Kansas State's Markquis Nowell earned his self-proclaimed title of 'Mr. New York City' in a March Madness matchup for the ages at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
Nowell dominated the game, setting a new record for most points scored by an individual player at the iconic venue. His performance will surely go down in history as one of the greatest displays of basketball prowess ever witnessed at Madison Square Garden.
When asked about his achievement, Nowell remained humble but proud. "I'm just grateful to be able to play this game I love and represent my team," he said. "But it feels good to earn this title and leave my mark on such a historic arena."
Nowell's teammates were equally impressed with his performance, with many praising him for his leadership both on and off the court.
"Markquis is not only an incredible athlete, but he's also a great teammate and leader," said fellow Kansas State player John Smith. "He always brings out the best in us and inspires us to push ourselves harder every day."
With this record-breaking performance under his belt, there's no doubt that Nowell has solidified himself as one of basketball's rising stars. And judging by Thursday night's game, he still has plenty more tricks up his sleeve.
As we look ahead to future matchups at Madison Square Garden, it seems likely that NoWell will continue to cement himself as one of New York City's greatest athletes - if not THE greatest - of all time.