Marcus Denmon

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Marcus Denmon
No. 12 – Gaziantep Basketbol
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Turkish Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 27)
Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Hogan Preparatory Academy
(Kansas City, Missouri)
College Missouri (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Élan Chalon
2013–2014 Tofaş
2014–2015 New Basket Brindisi
2015–2016 İstanbul BB
2016–present Gaziantep Basketbol
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Edward Denmon II (born March 20, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Gaziantep Basketbol of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He played for the University of Missouri. He was taken 59th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2012 NBA Draft.

High school career[edit]

In his senior season at Hogan Preparatory Academy, Denmon averaged 28.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while leading Hogan Prep to the Class 3 State Championships.[1] He won the 2008 DiRenna Award as the top high school player in Kansas City.[2]

College recruitment[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marcus Denmon
Kansas City, MO Hogan Prep 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 20, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40

College career[edit]

Denmon committed to attend the University of Missouri on August 20, 2007.[3]

A reserve his freshman and sophomore seasons, Denmon started 33 out of 34 games his junior season. As a junior, Denmon averaged 16.9 points per game while earning All-Big 12 First Team, NABC All-District, and USBWA All-District honors.[1]

On August 3, 2011, Denmon was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games roster.[4]

As a senior, Denmon 17.7 points per game and 5 rebounds per game, earning second-team Consensus All-American, All-Big 12 First team, and USBWA All-District honors. Denmon was also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award.[5]

With 107 victories, teammates Denmon, Kim English, Laurence Bowers, and Steve Moore won more games than any senior class in Mizzou basketball history.[6]

Professional career[edit]


On July 25, 2012, Denmon signed a one-year contract with the French Pro A League club Élan Chalon.[7] On October 5, 2012, Denmon suffered a broken foot in the team's opening game against ASVEL Basket.[8] After undergoing surgery, Denmon returned to play on January 26, 2013 against JDA Dijon Basket. After the season, he then signed a 1-year contract with the Tofas S.K. of the Turkish Basketball League.[9]

On August 16, 2014 Denmon was signed by Italian team New Basket Brindisi.[10]

On August 3, 2015 Denmon returned to Turkey and signed with İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor.[11]

On September 27, 2016 Denmon signed with Gaziantep Basketbol.[12]


Denmon was drafted on June 28, 2012 by the San Antonio Spurs with the 59th selection in the draft.[13] The Spurs retained his draft right since then.

On September 23, 2016, the Spurs renounced to his draft rights.[14]

Personal life[edit]

On December 7, 2010, Denmon's cousin, Marion, known as "Lil Daddy" died three days after being shot while riding in a car.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Marcus Denmon". Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Spani, Denmon selected for DiRenna Award". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Marcus Denmon". Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roster Announced For 2011 USA Men's World University Games Team". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. 
  5. ^ "2011-2012 Men’s John R. Wooden Award Final Ballot". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Paylor, Terez. "Missouri seniors prepare for final game in Columbia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "ELAN CHALON picks up promising rookie Denmon". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Jeff (6 October 2012). "Report: Marcus Denmon breaks foot in season opener for Chalon". Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Garcia, Jeff (7 February 2013). "DENMON MAKES POST-SURGERY RETURN TO THE COURT". Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Romano, Andrea (3 August 2015). "Marcus Denmon (ex Enel Brindisi) inks with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi". MH Newsdesk Lite. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Gaziantep inks Marcus Denmon, ex Hunan". Eurobasket Inc. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Paylor, Terez (28 June 2012). "MU’s English, Denmon drafted in second round". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Garcia, Paul (September 24, 2016). "SPURS WAIVE 2012 DRAFTEE MARCUS DENMON". Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ Frederickson, Ben. "Shots fired at Kansas City funeral of Marcus Denmon's cousin". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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