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Full Name: Marlon Parmer
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m)/ 190 (86.2 kg)
Birthdate: September 28, 1980 (Hollywood, California)
High School: Verbum Dei HS (Los Angeles, California)
College: Kentucky Wesleyan

New Mexico
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-0032973178.41093140.6641051152042507.8
2000-013434130288.451114170.67113518246339511.6
2001-02161367162.4145694.596868710320512.8
Totals8256270628.429263404651326384761085010.4
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 11-for-42 (.262); 2000-01, 21-for-71 (.296); 2001-02, 15-for-47 (.319). Totals: 47-for-160 (.294).

Kentucky Wesleyan
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2002-033535218466.468201254.79119728647869719.9
Three-point field goals: 60-for-164 (.366).

Completed collegiate career with decorated season at Division II Kentucky Wesleyan. Spent his first three seasons at New Mexico. (Players don’t have to sit out a year when transferring from Division I to Division II.) At the 2003 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament finished third in assists (7.0 apg) and posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.10-to-1.

Career Highlights: Named the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Basketball Times Division II Player of the Year in 2002-03 at Kentucky Wesleyan while earning consensus Division II First Team All-America honors. Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year. Led Kentucky Wesleyan to 31-4 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II championship game. Ranks seventh on New Mexico’s career assists chart (384).

Senior (2002-03): Led Kentucky Wesleyan in scoring, assists (8.2 apg, third in NCAA Division II) and minutes played (35.2 mpg). Ranked second in free throw percentage and three-pointers and was third in rebounding (5.6 rpg). Broke school single-season record for assists and dished out 10 or more assists 12 times. Scored 20 or more points 16 times, including three 30-point games. Set school record for minutes played in a season (1,233). Posted back-to-back triple-doubles vs. St. Joseph’s of Indiana (17, points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) and Wisconsin Parkside (22 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds).

Junior (2001-02): Led New Mexico in assists (5.4 apg) and minutes played (30.9 mpg). Ranked second in scoring (12.8 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg). Started 13 of 16 games before leaving the team in January. Scored a season-high 30 points against Gonzaga. Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds at New Mexico State. Notched a season-high 11 assists against Texas Southern.

Sophomore (2000-01): Led the Mountain West Conference in assists (5.4 apg), first Lobo to do so in 12 years. Ranked third on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg). Helped New Mexico to a 21-13 record and NIT third round finish. Scored a season-high 24 points against Utah. Had double-digit assists in four games.

Freshman (1999-00): Led Lobos in assists (3.6 apg) and averaged 7.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Scored a season-high 18 points against St. Joseph’s.

Strengths: Has the ability to penetrate and make a good pass or finish the play. Has improved his perimeter game.

Personal: Majored in Communication Arts. Greatest sports thrill was winning back-to-back state titles in high school.