Marcus Vinicius de Souza (basketball)
|No. 11 – Flamengo|
May 31, 1984 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2006 / 43rd overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Hornets|
|League||Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB)|
|2002–2003||Vasco da Gama|
|2006–2008||New Orleans Hornets|
|2006–2007||→ Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|2009–2010||Sutor Basket Montegranaro|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 2004-05 season he played professionally in Italy for the Legadue Basket, the second division, team Premiata Montegranaro. Souza played professionally for Sao Carlos at the time of his selection in the draft.
A 6'8", 225 lb (102 kg) forward, he was a second round NBA draft choice of the New Orleans Hornets in the 2006 NBA Draft, chosen 43rd overall. He played a total of 26 games for the Hornets, scoring 50 points. He spent part of the 2006-07 NBA season with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, for whom he played 13 games. In 2007, he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2008 he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, only to be waived 2 days later.
- "Marcus Vinicius Career Stats Page". NBA.com.
- "HORNETS: Hornets Recall Marcus Vinicius From Tulsa 66ers". Nba.com. April 5, 2007.
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