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Prospect Profile

Marqus Blakely

  • Full Name: Marqus Austin Blakely
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 225
  • Birthdate: October 22, 1988
  • College: Vermont
2006-07 32 16 74 120 0.617 38 67 0.567 1 2 0.500 100 21 17 20 187 5.8
2007-08 29 29 198 360 0.550 153 271 0.565 1 6 0.167 320 67 57 79 550 19.0
2008-09 33 32 199 326 0.610 132 235 0.562 1 3 0.333 297 84 67 88 531 16.1
2009-10 35 35 202 373 0.542 202 303 0.667 1 15 0.067 327 129 85 67 607 17.3

Career Highlights:  Finished his career fifth all-time at Vermont in scoring (1,875), second in rebounding (1,044) and field goal percentage (57.1 percent), third in blocks (254) and field goals made (673), fourth in free throws made (525) and 10th in assists (304).


Senior (2009-10):  Was named America East Defensive Player of the Year. Named America East Player of the Year. Was State Farm College Slam Dunk Champion. Named to Conference’s All-Tournament Team. Started all of team’s 35 games, helping Vermont to tie a school record for wins (25) in a season. One of only two players to lead team in points (17.3 ppg) rebounds (9.3 rpg), assists (3.7 apg), blocks (1.9 bpg) and steals (2.4 spg). Ended the year ranked 13th in the nation in double-doubles (17), 16th in steals, 29th in field goal percentage, 34th in rebounds and 51st in blocks. Had huge game over Mount St. Mary’s with 26 points, 11 rebounds, five steals, four blocks and four assists in only 30 minutes. Pulled down a season-high 18 rebounds, including 14 in the first half, of a win at Hartford. Had one of the best games of his career in the America East Championship victory over Boston University with 24 points, 18 rebounds and five assists on his way to earning the Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament honors. Led Vermont with 17 points, nine rebounds and four steals in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Syracuse


Junior (2008-09): Played in all 33 games, starting in 32. Reached double figures in all but two games. Led the team in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), blocks (88) and steals (67). Finished sixth in the nation in field goal percentage (61 percent), tied for eighth in blocks, was 17th in free throws attempted (235) and 34th in rebounds per game. Recorded 12 double-doubles, including a 23-point and 20-rebound performance at home against Maine. Scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting and had 11 rebounds in a win at home over Dartmouth. Dished out a season-high seven assists at home against Albany.  Topped the 1,000-point plateau in Vermont’s win over Stony Brook on Jan. 17.


Sophomore (2007-2008): Led the America East in points (19.0 ppg), rebounds (11.0 rpg) and blocks (2.7 bpg) on his way to being named the America East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Also finished second in the league in field goal percentage (.550) and third in steals (1.97 spg). He became the first player in league history to earn both major awards in the same season. Became only the fifth player in league history to lead the conference in both scoring and rebounding and is also only the second player to lead the league in points, rebounds and blocks joining the late Reggie Lewis of Northeastern and the Boston Celtics.  Had 15 double-doubles on the year, including 10 in a row Notched his first career double-double with a 24-point, 10-rebound performance at Virginia. Scored a career-high 30 points at Loyola. Scored a game-high 29 points and hauled in nine rebounds in a 75-58 road win over Maine. He was one of only two players in the nation to score at least 30 and pull down at least 20 rebounds in the same game in 2007-08 (Michael Beasley).     


Freshman (2006-2007): Made 16 starts as a freshman and played in 32 of 33 contests. Vermont was 13-3 when he started. Shot a team best 61.7 percent from the floor and averaged 5.8 points per game. Had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and two blocks against Harvard. Tallied 14 points and six boards in the America East quarterfinals against Hartford. Had 10 points and three assists in the conference championship game versus Albany.


Strengths: An NBA-level athlete at two positions, who plays much taller than his listed height. Oustanding wing defender and shotblocker. Intelligent and coachable player who is a great teammate.


Personal: Parents are Marvin Blakely and Glenda Moore-Blakely. Was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council. Majored in business.

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