2004-05 NBA Player Survey Results: "Mr. Average"

Despite his extraordinary leaping ability, Shawn Marion has a tendency to fly under the radar, leading some in the world of basketball to call him underrated. TNT's Kenny Smith likes to refer to Marion as "The Matrix," based on his other-worldly athletic talents.

NBA.com thinks he's pretty average, as in Mr. Average 2004-05, based on the results of this year's NBA Roster Survey.

Marion, an All-Star in 2003, had all the necessary ingredients, standing 6-7 -- the league average is 6-7.26 -- and weighing 228 (224.29). He'll celebrate his 27th birthday (27.03) in June and last year completed his fifth season in the NBA (4.61). Others came close, among them, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and Shane Battier, but none was more average than Marion. Marion's victory breaks Matt Harpring's two-year stranglehold on the award.

--Rob Reheuser

2004-05 Results
Average Height
Average Weight
Average Age
Average Experience
Colleges


Meet Mr. Average:
Shawn Marion

Jesse D. Garrabrant
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SURVEY OF HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AGE AND EXPERIENCE SINCE 1985
TeamHeightWeightAgeExp.
1985-866 7.36 214.4026.723.85
1986-876 7.62215.4626.533.83
1987-886 7.38215.6127.014.10
1988-896 7.31215.5826.924.01
1989-906 7.09214.8226.793.95
1990-916 7.16216.1627.014.08
1991-926 7.04216.4727.094.20
1992-936 7.06219.8627.194.15
1993-946 7.34221.6827.264.28
1994-956 7.19221.5027.434.56
1995-966 7.27223.6627.564.42
1996-976 7.20223.6727.744.63
1997-986 7.11222.9527.824.82
1998-996 7.10222.8527.824.81
1999-006 7.26224.6827.955.20
2000-016 7.03223.4727.755.01
2001-026 7.26224.0527.474.82
2002-036 7.40225.4027.344.73
2003-046' 7.31"225.4527.224.76
2004-056' 7.26"224.2927.034.61