A true two with a good strong frame... Biggest strength is mid-range game... Can hit a pull-up or step-back jumper with equal efficiency... Can get into the lane, but is an average athlete, which affects his ability to finish around the rim... Has a large winspan (6-9) which helps, but his overall lack of athleticism will affect his ability to defend the two-guard position in the NBA.
“As advertised. He weighs 227 pounds, 6’3 and a half. Guys like that who can come in and make plays off the dribble, can kind of bounce his way to the rim. He can make contact, create some space. He did a real good job of that and I think with Marcelus the best thing he did today is show that from a conditioning stand point he responded as things got tough down towards the end. That’s one thing we want to see, who can take it to the next level and compete and he did that very well.” -- Nets Director of Scouting Gregg Polinsky
On today’s workout:
“I think I played pretty good. I know I played hard and shot the ball well. I tried to focus on my defense and I think that overall I played pretty good.”
On how he sees himself fitting in with the Nets:
“I think I fit in well with the Nets. I think I can come off the bench and get some productivity, come in and make some shots. I’m a hustler; I’ll come in and play 100%. I can play some good defense and I think I’d fit
During senior season earned first-team All-WAC honors for the second consecutive year... Led the Wolf Pack, ranked second in the WAC and was 35th in the NCAA in scoring with 20.0 points per game... Was second on the team in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and assists (3.3 apg)... Ranked eighth in the WAC with 3.30 assists per game and had the league’s seventh-best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.35)... Scored a career-high 35 points in Nevada’s Feb. 11 win over Utah State, going 4-of-8 from three-point land and 13-of-14 from the free throw line...Was named the WAC Player of the Week twice this season (Nov. 12-18 and Feb. 11-17)... As a junior earned first-team All-WAC honors... Was also named to the WAC All-Tournament Team for the second time... Started 33 of 34 games... Finished second on the team, third in the WAC and 52nd in the NCAA in scoring with 18.5 points per game...paced the team in three-point shooting and checked in at third in the WAC in three-pointers made (84, 2.47 per game)... Finished third on the team in rebounding (4.6 rpg) and assists (2.4 apg)... Led the team in scoring in 17 games... As a sophomore played in all 33 games with 18 starts... Was named to the WAC All-Tournament Team... Also won the team's Most Improved Player Award... Finished second on the team and 11th in the WAC in scoring with 15.0 points per game... Added 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest... Missed the entire 2004-05 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which he suffered in August of 2004... Played in all 34 games as a freshman... Averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
“Nevada is led by standout senior guard Marcellus Kemp, a do-everything player who earned his second-straight selection to the All-WAC first team in 2007-08. Kemp paced the Wolf Pack in scoring (19.8 ppg) and assists (3.3 apg), while finishing second in rebounding (5.4 rpg).” - gazellegroup.com
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