Spurs 59th Draft Pick Marcus Denmon
At Mizzou - 2011-12:
Earned Second Team All-America honors from the Associated Press, USBWA, NABC and Sporting News and made the Wooden Award Top 15 ... Named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the second consecutive year, only the second Tiger to accomplish that feat ... Averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game as a senior ... Averaged 34.6 minutes per game and shot 46.0 percent from the floor and 89.6 percent from the foul line, which stands tied for second on Mizzou’s single-season list ... Finished his Mizzou career ranked fifth in scoring (1,775), tied with teammate Kim English for first in games played (141), second in three-point makes (283) and attempted (705), fifth in steals (178), sixth in free throw percentage (.800) and eighth in field goals made (597) and attempted (1,311) ... Reached double figures in 30 games, including 12 20-point games ... Grabbed six or more rebounds 15 times ... Recorded his first career double-double against Texas with 18 points and 11 rebounds ... Among all Big 12 players, ranked second in free throw percentage and three-point makes, third in scoring and steals and eighth in field goal percentage ... Scored 29 points, including nine in just 1:12 late in the game, to lead the Tigers to a 74-71 win over No. 8 Kansas ... Erupted for a career high 31 points against Northwestern State and had 28 against Villanova at Madison Square Garden four days later ... Dished out a career best seven assists at Iowa State ... Recorded 74 assists to just 41 turnovers during the year.
Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors after averaging 16.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game ... Led the Tigers in scoring, 3-point shots made (82) and three-point field goal percentage (.448) ... Ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in scoring (7th), field goal percentage (5th), steals (3rd), 3-point percentage (2nd), and 3-point makes per game (5th) ... His 82 3-point makes were the 7th most in school history and his 3-point percentage tied fellow Kansas City native Kareem Rush for 7th ... Started 33-of-34 games and reached double figures in 30 contests, topping 20 points 12 times ... Scored 19 or more points in seven of his last eight games ... Shot 50 percent from the floor for the year, the highest for a Missouri guard since Rickey Paulding in 2001-02 ... Voted team MVP by his teammates at the annual awards banquet ... Topped 1,000 career points in the home win vs. Texas Tech ... His 1,156 career tallies is 29th all-time in school history ... Incredibly efficient player that had 61 assists and just 32 turnovers last season ... Needs just 28 more steals to move into the Mizzou all-time Top 10 ... Needs 29 games played in 2011-12 (along with teammate Kim English) to break the school record of 134 held by Mike Sandbothe (1986-89).
One of the Big 12’s most-improved players as a sophomore, averaging 10.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals ... Saw his scoring totals increase to 10.9 points in Big 12 play ... Shot .418 percent from three point range in league action and .407 percent for the year ... That .407 percent three-point shooting ranked #7 in the Big 12, while his 2.0 makes per game ranked #10 ... Made four starts, but was one of the league’s most effective sixth men, earning a nod on the All- Reserve Team, chosen by a panel of Big 12 sportswriters ... Reached double figures in scoring 16 times, including four 20-point games in Big 12 competition ... Missouri was 4-0 when Denmon dropped in 20 or more, including three road wins at Texas Tech (20), Colorado (22) and Nebraska (24) ... The 24 tallies at Nebraska marked a career high ... He hit 8-of-12 shots from the floor and a career-best 5-of-7 three-pointers in the win ... Hit at least one trey in 14-of-16 Big 12 games, including 10 games with multiple triples ... Also an improving defender and passer, he dished five assists in the win against Oklahoma State and two steals and 12 points in the win against #10 Kansas State.
Versatile guard for the Tigers as a rookie, that played double-figure minutes in all-38 games in 2008-09 ... Finished #6 all-time among Missouri freshmen with 34 three-point makes, including a memorable 60-footer at the half of MU’s 102-91 Sweet 16 win against #2 Memphis ... That play was #1 on ESPN’s Plays of the Day ... Was Mizzou’s top free throw shooter by percentage at 79.5 percent and ranked among team leaders with 54 assists and 34 steals ... Those 34 thefts were tops amongst Tiger newcomers and actually equaled the 34 steals enjoyed by both Anthony Peeler and Clarence Gilbert during their freshmen campaigns ... Reached double figures nine times, including 15 tallies in his Division I debut against Prairie View A&M and a career high 16 vs. Iowa State at home ... Hit a career high 4-of-6 treys vs. the Cyclones for the best shooting night of his young career ... Also reached double figures with 14 points in the home win against Texas Tech and 14 against California.
All-State performer as a senior at Hogan Prep High School and the winner of the prestegious DiRenna Award as the top player in the Kansas City Metro Area as a senior ... Two-time all-metro pick by the Kansas City Star and was named MVP of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Team MVP for Hogan Prep High School after leading the Rams to a the Class 3 State Championships in Columbia, Mo. ... Hogan Prep finished the season with a third place finish ... Averaged 28.5 points and 5.8 rebounds and was named Player of the Year in the State of Missouri (all classes) by MaxPreps.com ... Ranked among the nation’s Top 100 players (No. 88) by Scout.com recruiting guru Eric Bossi and was a three-star recruit by rivals.com ... High School coach was Steve Stitzer ... Played on the AAU circuit for L.J. Goolsby and Kansas City Pump N Run ... Played AAU ball with fellow Tiger freshman Steve Moore.
Son of Marcus and Bertha Denmon... Full name is Marcus Edward Denmon ... Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... Majoring in general studies and would like to become a basketball coach following his playing career ... Full-filled his childhood dream by becoming a Missouri Tiger ... Uncle Martinez Denmon played basketball at Iowa State ... Lists leading his team to the Missouri High School Final Four as his favorite moment in basketball thus far ... Favorite movies are all three of the Friday’s ... Mike Epps is his favorite actor ... Favorite food is tacos ... Lists football as his hidden talent off the basketball court and was a standout receiver and defensive back at Hogan Prep.