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Full Name: Marcus Hatten
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 (1.85 m)/ 165 (74.8 kg)
Birthdate: December 13, 1980 (Baltimore. Md.)
High School: Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical HS (Baltimore, Md.)
College: St. Johnís

Tallahassee CC (Florida)
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 12-for-41 (.293); 2000-01, 67-for-171 (.392). Totals: 79-for-212 (.373).

St. Johnís
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 57-for-203 (.281); 2002-03, 56-for-185 (.303). Totals: 113-for-388 (.291).

Career Highlights: Named 2003 NIT MVP after leading St. Johnís to its sixth NIT title. Was named First Team All-Big East Conference both seasons as St. Johnís. Played two seasons at St. Johnís after playing first two seasons at Tallahassee Community College (Fla.). Finished as the 16th all-time leading scorer at St. Johnís with 1,400 points, but ranks first in career scoring average at 21.2 ppg. Also ranks fourth all-time in career steals. Holds the top two school single-season marks for steals.

Senior (2002-03): Averaged team-leading 22.2 points (15th in nation), 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.9 steals (5th in nation). Led Big East in steals, ranked third in scoring and ninth in assists. Recorded career-high 44 points vs. Rutgers, the schoolís fourth-highest single-game total. Registered a double-double with 22 points and 10 steals at Syracuse, a school single-game record for steals. Posted 29 points vs. Duke, including game-winning free throw with no time remaining. Tallied 30 points, six rebounds and seven steals in the second round of the postseason NIT vs. Virginia. Scored team-leading 22 points in NIT Championship game win vs. Georgetown.

Junior (2001-02): Averaged 20.1 points (40th in nation), 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.3 steals (5th in nation). Also led team in assists and steals. Scored season-high 34 points vs. Connecticut, setting a Big East record by making 21 free throws in 25 attempts. Averaged 17.0 points while setting a tournament record with 16 steals at the Great Alaska Shootout, earning All-Tournament honors. Scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds in NCAA Tournament first round loss to Wisconsin.

Sophomore (2000-01): Set school records for single-season scoring average (24.1 ppg) and steals (3.6 spg) in a season. Led team to a 29-2 record and a Panhandle Conference Championship. Scored season-high 35 points vs. Central Florida CC on Nov. 28. Was named the FCCAA Player of the Year and a First Team NJCAA All-America player.

Freshman (1999-00): Averaged 16.1 points, 5.8 rebounds (led team) and 4.6 steals. Named First Team All-Conference and All-State.

Strengths: Extremely quick with the ball. Finished fifth in nation in steals each of past two seasons. A scorer rather than a shooter, but can be a dangerous streak shooter from the perimeter.

Personal: Major is communications. After his basketball career is over, he wants to ďgo back to the neighborhood and work with kids.Ē Sweet potato is his favorite food. His favorite movies are Taps, Temptations, and the Five Heartbeats and his favorite TV shows are Jamie Foxx and Martin.