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|No. 5 – North Carolina Tar Heels|
|League||Atlantic Coast Conference|
September 11, 1993 |
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|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
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, 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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Marion, IA||Linn-Mar HS||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||Jan 8, 2011|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 96|
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