Also known as 'Marquinhos' de Souza. An early entry candidate for the 2004 and 2005 NBA Drafts before withdrawing his name from consideration each time.
Career Highlights: In 2002, joined Italian club Scavolini Pesaro. Played on their junior team but was loaned to Vasco da Gama later in the year. Participated in the Global Games in 2003 and in the 2004 Nike Hoop Summit. Joined Corinthians Sao Paulo in the Brazilian National League during the 2003-04 campaign in January. The following season, was loaned by Scavolini Pesaro to Premiata Montegranaro in Italy's Lega 2. Played for Objectivo Sao Carlos in the Brazilian Paulista League this past season.
(2005-06): Played for Objectivo Sao Carlos in the Brazilian Paulista League this season, the third highest division in Brazil. Averaged 19.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game.
(2004-05): Loaned by Scavolini Pesaro to Premiata Montegranaro in Italy's Lega 2, the second best league in Italy. Averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in 30.9 minutes per game.
(2003-04): Competed for Corinthians Sao Paulo in the Brazilian National League, the country's top league, averaging 15.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.4 steals per game in 30.2 minutes. Participated in the 2004 Nike Hoop Summit.
(2002-03): Joined Scavolini Pesaro and played on their junior team. Loaned to Vasco da Gama later in the year.