Marcelus Kemp
Full Name: Marcelus Jalon Kemp
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 210
Birthdate: May, 1984
High School: Garfield HS
College: Nevada
 

Nevada
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 34 0 58 171 .339 20 32 .625 21 61 .344 48 28 10 1 157 4.60
2005-06 33 18 178 385 .462 86 101 .851 52 145 .359 107 44 15 8 494 15.0
2006-07 34 33 221 478 .462 103 128 .805 84 207 .406 157 82 24 7 629 18.5
2007-08 33 32 222 494 .449 145 168 .863 70 184 .380 179 109 23 10 659 20.0
Totals 134 83 679 1528 .444 354 429 .825 227 597 .380 491 263 72 26 1939 14.5

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-WAC honors his junior and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as Nevada’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,939 points. Also ranks as the school’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made (227), third in field goals made (679), fourth in free throw percentage (.825), and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.380). Missed the 2002-03 season due to a foot injury and the 2004-05 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Was granted a sixth year of eligibility for the 2007-08 season by the NCAA.

Senior (2007-08): Ranked second in the WAC in scoring (20.0 ppg), eighth in assists (3.3 apg) and third in free throw percentage (.863). Scored 20 or more points 16 times and topped the 30-point mark twice. Exploded for a career-high 35 points vs. Utah State. Sank 15-for-16 from the free throw line on his way to scoring 32 points at Idaho. Posted his second career double-double with 20 points and a career-high-tying 12 rebounds at Pacific. Registered 26 points vs. California. Tallied 29 points, seven rebounds and four assists at Hawaii. Scored 27 points and dished out a season-high eight assists vs. New Mexico State. Recorded a game-high 24 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. Houston in the first round of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational.

Junior (2006-07): Ranked third in the WAC in scoring (18.5 ppg) and fourth in three-point percentage (.406). Total of 84 made three-pointers ranks as the second-highest single season total in school history. Scored 20 or more points 16 times and topped the 30-point mark twice. Registered season-high 33 points and eight rebounds at San Jose State. Scored 32 points vs. New Mexico State. Posted 29 points at Oregon State. Posted 22 points and dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Fresno State. Tallied 21 points vs. Gonzaga. Recorded first career double-double with 27 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 18 points vs. Memphis in the second round.

Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 15.0 points (ranked 11th in the WAC) and 3.2 rebounds in 26.0 minutes a contest. Led the conference in free throw shooting (.851). Scored 20 or more points seven times. Sank five threes on his way to 26 points at Utah State. Tallied 19 points and a season-high nine rebounds at Hawaii. Registered 24 points vs. Vermont and UNLV. Recorded 25 points vs. New Mexico State in the WAC Tournament semi-finals. Set a career high with 34 points on 14-for-22 shooting vs. Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.4 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures five times. Posted season-high 15 points, hitting 4-for-5 three-point attempts vs. Connecticut in the second round of the preseason NIT. Led team with 13 points vs. San Jose State. Tallied 10 points in his collegiate debut vs. Vermont.

Strengths: Excels in the mid-range game, with a quick release and good shooting mechanics. Shoots a decent percentage from long range. Knows how to get open.

Personal: Majored in general studies with minors in speech communication and human development/family studies. Enjoys fishing and playing video games in his spare time.



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