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Prospect Profile

Marcus Denmon

  • Full Name: Marcus Denmon
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 185
  • Birthdate: March 20, 1990
  • College: Missouri
San Antonio Spurs Round 2: Pick 59
 

Video: Draft Combine workout

Strengths:
*Game-breaking shooter
*Great free-throw shooter
*Good rebounder
*Solid assist-to-turnover ratio
*Good defender

Weaknesses:
*Undersized for an NBA two guard

NBA projection:
Draft analysts seemed mixed on Denmon. One mock draft listed him as a late first-round pick, another didn’t list him at all. Denmon doesn’t have prototypical NBA size for a shooting guard, but he does so many things well that he’s going to get a chance to prove he belongs.

2011-12 Season:
Denmon was chosen a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the USBWA after a great senior season in which he led the Tigers in scoring and showed up all over Big 12 stats: third in scoring, 18th in rebounding, eighth in field-goal percentage, second in free-throw percentage, third in steals, sixth in 3-point percentage, second in 3-pointers per game (2.83) and third in minutes played.

Key statistics:
17.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 tpg, 1.5 spg, 34.6 mpg, .460 FG, .407 3PT, .896 FT

Cool statistic:
Denmon scored nine points in less than 70 seconds in a come-from-behind win over Kansas.

Reminds me of:
Mitch Richmond

What Insiders Say:
Missouri coach Frank Haith
"He made some tough shots [scoring 29 points against Kansas]. He got into a rhythm, and when Marcus gets into a rhythm he can rattle off a few shots in a row. And I think at that point in time [scoring nine points in less than 70 seconds] he just got in a rhythm."

What Outsiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"I don't think we did a good job on him by any stretch, but I also think he made some good plays. I mean, he made two threes with his body turned sideways. Those are big time shots. How about the three to start the game? We play perfect defense and he makes a 30-footer with a hand in his face. He made some plays out there that were really defended pretty well."
 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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