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Prospect Profile:
Marcus Slaughter

Full Name: Marcus Anthony Slaughter
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m) / 223 (101.2 kg)
Birthdate: March 18, 1985 (San Leandro, Calif.)
High School: Valley View HS (Riverside, Calif.), then J.W. North HS (Riverside, Calif.)
College: San Diego State
 
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An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors from the league coaches and the media. Named honorable mention All-Conference as a freshman. Has recorded 12 career double-doubles.

Sophomore (2004-05): Ranked fifth in the Mountain West in scoring (17.8 ppg), second in rebounding (9.0 rpg), eighth in blocked shots (1.1 bpg) and sixth in steals (1.4 spg). Scored in double figures in every game, leading the team in scoring 12 times. Posted career-high 28 points to go along with 13 rebounds vs. UC-Santa Barbara in the season opener. Matched a career high by grabbing 15 rebounds at Air Force. Recorded a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double at Iowa State. Scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting at Washington. Registered 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. UNLV. Shot 9-for-14 from the field on his way to 24 points vs. Air Force in the first round of the MWC Tournament. Tallied 23 points and nine rebounds vs. New Mexico in the tournament semi-finals. Earned All-Tournament honors, the only player on the five-man team who did not play in the championship game.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds (sixth in the MWC) in 25.2 minutes per contest. Started the last 17 games of the season. Led the team in rebounding 10 times. Recorded season-high 19 points vs. Long Beach State in his collegiate debut. Posted first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at UNLV. Tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Colorado State. Pulled down 11 rebounds vs. New Mexico.

Strengths: Athletic big forward who can score in a variety of ways. Is able to get in the lane using quickness and spin moves. Consistently beats bigger people to the boards.

Personal: Majoring in communications.

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