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Arthur Lemarcus "Marcus" Banks III (born November 19, 1981), is an American former professional basketball player.

Marcus Banks
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Banks with the Raptors
Personal information
Born (1981-11-19) November 19, 1981 (age 37)
Las Vegas, Nevada
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High schoolCimarron-Memorial
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
College
NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2003–2016
PositionPoint guard
Career history
20032006Boston Celtics
2006Minnesota Timberwolves
20062008Phoenix Suns
20082009Miami Heat
20092010Toronto Raptors
20102011New Orleans Hornets
2012Idaho Stampede
2012–2013Panathinaikos Athens
2014–2015SLUC Nancy Basket
2016Champville
2016Al Gharafa
2017-PresentGhost Ballers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Banks is 6'1" (1.88 m) tall and 223. lb (93 kg). He played college basketball at the UNLV with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, where he was Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He was selected with the thirteenth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, then traded to the Boston Celtics, along with Kendrick Perkins.

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College careerEdit

After playing two years at Dixie College, a junior college in St. George, Utah, Banks transferred to UNLV.[1] He played for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, where he was Co-Defensive Player of the Year of the Mountain West Conference as a senior.

Professional careerEdit

NBAEdit

Banks was selected as the thirteenth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies; however, he was then traded to the Boston Celtics along with Kendrick Perkins. He was traded to the Lakers in 2004 for Gary Payton, but returned to Boston after the trade was amended following Payton's refusal to take a physical. In Boston, Banks was known for his good defense and ball handling; Allen Iverson, a division rival point guard, named Banks as the toughest defender he faced in his career.[2] Coach Doc Rivers had high hopes for rookie Delonte West, who also played point guard.

On January 26, 2006, it was announced that Banks, Mark Blount, Ricky Davis, and Justin Reed were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones.[3]

Banks signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on July 19, 2006.[4]

In 2007, the Suns spent training camp working Banks into a shooting-guard role when they were not seeking a trade, a tough proposition with Banks in the second year of a five-year, $21.3 million contract.

On February 6, 2008, Banks, along with All-Star forward Shawn Marion, was traded to the Miami Heat for Shaquille O'Neal.[5]

On February 13, 2009, Marcus Banks was traded to the Toronto Raptors with Shawn Marion in exchange for Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon.[6]

On November 20, 2010, Banks was traded to the New Orleans Hornets with Jarrett Jack and David Andersen for Peja Stojaković and Jerryd Bayless.[7] In his 5 1/2 month tenure with the Hornets, Banks never played a game for the team. [8][9]

OverseasEdit

On November 12, 2012, Banks was acquired by the Greek League club Panathinaikos Athens.[10] He was released in May.[11]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Boston 81 2 17.1 .400 .314 .756 1.6 2.2 1.1 .2 5.9
2004–05 Boston 81 2 14.1 .402 .356 .742 1.6 1.9 .8 .2 4.6
2005–06 Boston 18 1 14.9 .413 .316 .900 1.1 1.8 .4 .0 5.5
2005–06 Minnesota 40 28 30.7 .479 .364 .778 2.9 4.7 1.2 .3 12.0
2006–07 Phoenix 45 1 11.2 .429 .172 .800 .8 1.3 .5 .1 4.9
2007–08 Phoenix 24 1 12.9 .404 .385 .750 .8 1.0 .3 .3 5.2
2007–08 Miami 12 2 21.6 .512 .405 .789 2.1 3.0 .5 .4 9.5
2008–09 Miami 16 0 10.4 .385 .143 .667 .9 1.4 .6 .1 2.6
2008–09 Toronto 6 0 6.7 .333 .200 .333 .5 1.0 .2 .0 2.3
2009–10 Toronto 22 0 11.1 .534 .292 .828 1.0 1.2 .5 .1 5.0
2010–11 Toronto 3 0 7.3 .000 .000 .750 .3 1.0 .3 .0 2.0
Career 348 37 16.0 .432 .327 .768 1.5 2.1 .8 .2 5.9

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Boston 4 0 15.0 .438 .400 1.000 1.8 1.8 .5 .3 5.0
2005 Boston 7 0 15.1 .448 .500 .500 1.6 1.0 .6 .0 4.6
2007 Phoenix 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 1.000 .0 .5 .0 .0 1.0
Career 13 0 13.3 .426 .417 .750 1.4 1.2 .5 .1 4.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marcus Banks NBA.com bio. Archived 2007-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Allen Iverson [@Sixers] (April 15, 2015). "Marcus Banks. #AskTheAnswer" (Tweet). Retrieved April 16, 2015 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Szczerbiak, Davis change teams in seven-player trade., Updated January 27, 2006
  4. ^ ESPN - Report: Suns, Banks agree to five-year deal - NBA.
  5. ^ Suns grow larger, acquiring Shaq from Heat for Marion, Banks
  6. ^ Raptors Acquire Marion And Banks From Miami.
  7. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE JACK, ANDERSON AND BANKS FROM RAPTORS". NBA.com. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  8. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/banksma01.html
  9. ^ http://stats.nba.com/player/#!/2556/
  10. ^ PANATHINAIKOS picks up playmaker Banks.
  11. ^ Sportando.net Marcus Banks leaves Panathinaikos.

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