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Marcus Slaughter
Full Name: Marcus Anthony Slaughter
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 220
Birthdate: March 18, 1985 (San Leandro, Calif.)
High School: J.W. North HS (Riverside, Calif.)
College: San Diego State
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San Diego State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
003-04 30 18 87 184 .473 55 76 .724 8 24 .333 204 22 34 17 237 7.90
2004-05 27 27 165 352 .469 141 202 .698 9 39 .231 242 35 37 30 480 17.8
2005-06 30 29 151 308 .490 192 252 .762 0 1 .000 329 56 36 31 494 16.5
Totals 87 74 403 844 .477 388 530 .732 17 64 .266 775 113 107 78 1211 13.9

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior. Named Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. Finished collegiate career as the tenth all-time leading scorer in San Diego State history with 1,211 points. Also ranks third all-time in rebounds (775) and sixth in blocked shots (78). Has recorded 30 career double-doubles.

Junior (2005-06): Ranked third in the Mountain West in scoring (16.5 ppg) while tying for the league lead in rebounding (11.0 rpg, sixth nationally). Also ranked sixth in blocked shots (1.03 bpg). Recorded 17 double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points nine times, with a season-high of 26 points to go along with 17 rebounds vs. Washington State. Tallied 20 points and career highs in rebounds (20) and blocked shots (5) vs. UNLV. Registered 22 points and 13 rebounds at California. Named Mountain West Tournament MVP after posting three consecutive double-doubles and setting a tournament record for rebounds with 46. Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Indiana.

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. Grabbing a season-high 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. Tallied 24 points vs. Air Force in the first round of the MWC Tournament. 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 college debut. Posted first career double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds at UNLV. Tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Colorado State. Pulled down 11 rebounds vs. New Mexico.

Strengths: Athletic 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: Majored in pre-business. Did not play organized basketball until his junior year of high school.