Marcus Paige

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Marcus Paige
No. 5 – North Carolina Tar Heels
Position Point guard
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1993-09-11) September 11, 1993 (age 21)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa)
College North Carolina (2012–present)
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Taylor Paige (born September 11, 1993) is an American college basketball player for the University of North Carolina. He went to Linn-Mar High School and was a highly regarded prep basketball player in the class of 2012.

High school career[edit]

Paige was rated as the number 22 overall player (and the best point guard) in the class of 2012 in the ESPNU 100,[1] the number 35 player by,[2] and the number 34 player by[3]

In his junior year, Paige led Linn-Mar High School to an undefeated season and the 2011 4-A state title. However, the honor of team MVP went to Matt Bohannon, a senior who went on to play basketball at the University of Northern Iowa. Considered by scouts to be an excellent ball handler with shooting range to the three-point line,[4] Paige also played on the AAU circuit with Martin Brothers Select.

On January 8, 2011, Paige verbally committed to play college basketball for North Carolina, turning down scholarship offers from Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa. In his senior season, Paige was the leader of his Linn-Mar team, as he averaged over 28 points a game. He also recorded the most points in school history with 49 against Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Substate. Marcus Paige's high school career ended when Linn-Mar was defeated by Iowa City West in the State Semifinals.

College recruitment[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marcus Paige
Marion, IA Linn-Mar HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jan 8, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96

College career[edit]

He had a breakout sophomore season where he lead the team with an average of 17.5 points per game. He was a 2014 Academic All-America selection.[5]


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