Marcos Knight

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Marcos Knight
No. 3 – Riesen Ludwigsburg
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1989-09-24) September 24, 1989 (age 30)
Dublin, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
High schoolWest Laurens (Dublin, Georgia)
College
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015FC Baunach
2015–2016USC Heidelberg
2016–2017Science City Jena
2017Zaragoza
2017–2018Afyon Belediye
2018–presentRiesen Ludwigsburg
Career highlights and awards
  • ProA champion (2016)

Marcos Shyderrick Knight (born September 24, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg of the easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

College career[edit]

After attending West Laurens High School in Dublin, Georgia, Knight spent one year each at junior colleges Middle Georgia (2009–10) and Chipola (2010–11). For his sophomore year, he transferred to Middle Tennessee State University. In his two years with the Blue Raiders (2011–13), Knight saw the court in a total of 68 games to average 12.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists as well as 1.2 steals per outing. He garnered All-Sun Belt 1st Team honors[1] and NABC Division I All-District 24 1st Team distinction[2] as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of college, Knight worked out with NBA teams Charlotte Bobcats[3] and Brooklyn Nets.[4] He signed with FC Baunach of the German third-tier league ProB in November 2013.[5] Averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, he led the team to the ProB finals and to promotion to the ProA, the second highest level of basketball in Germany. After being handed a contract extension for the 2014-15 season, he continued producing for the Baunach team, scoring 15.3 points to go along with 5.9 boards and 2.6 assists per contest on the season.[6]

He started the 2015-16 campaign playing for USC Heidelberg and then took up an offer from fellow ProA side Science City Jena. The move did not happen without controversy, as the Heidelberg team accused him of trying to force the transfer by staying away from practice.[7] After an agreement had been reached, Knight signed with Jena in January 2016.[8] In the following months, he helped the Jena squad win the ProA championship, which earned them promotion to the German top-flight Basketball Bundesliga and was named ProA Player of the Year (by eurobasket.com).[9]

In the 2016–17, he stood out as Jena's leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points a game in 25 Bundesliga contests, while pulling down 6.4 rebounds and dishing out 3.0 assists a game.[10] In April 2017, he signed to finish the season with Spanish Liga ACB side Basket Zaragoza 2002.[11] Featuring in six ACB contests until the end of the 2016-17 campaign, he scored 11.2 points a game, while pulling down 6.2 rebounds and handing out 2.2 assists per outing.

On July 10, 2017, Knight signed with Afyon Belediye of the Turkish Basketball First League.[12] With Afyon, he promoted to the first-tier Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) after winning the promotion playoffs. He re-signed for the 2018–19 season.[13]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Knight participated in The Basketball Tournament for Blue Zoo, a team of Middle Tennessee alumni. The team lost in the first round of the tournament. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Belt Conference, 2016-17 Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  2. ^ "Coaches association recognizes players from local college programs". nashvillecitypaper.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  3. ^ "Pre-draft Workout: Day 2 - Cody Zeller | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS". www.nba.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  4. ^ "Nets hosting draft combine (Prospect List)". The Brooklyn Game. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  5. ^ "Marcos Knight geht für die Baunacher auf Korbjagd". inFranken.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  6. ^ "Marcos Knight Basketball Player Profile, Tecnyconta Zaragoza, Middle Tenn.St., News, Liga Endesa stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  7. ^ "Academics-Guard Marcos Knight will Jena-Wechsel mit Streik erzwingen". Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  8. ^ "Science City Jena holt Wunschspieler Marcos Knight" (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  9. ^ "PROA_2015-2016 Basketball League GERMANY - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  10. ^ "easyCredit - 483 JEN". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  11. ^ "Liga Endesa: El Zaragoza ficha a Marcos Knight para salir de los puestos de abajo - Marca.com". Marca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  12. ^ "Bundesliga top scorer Marcos Knight inks in Turkish TBL with Afyon Belediye". Sportando.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
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  14. ^ "Marcos Knight | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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