Marcus Eriksson (basketball)
|No. 8 – Herbalife Gran Canaria|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||December 5, 1993|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2011–2017||FC Barcelona Lassa|
|2011–2013||→ Barcelona B|
|Career highlights and awards|
A native of Uppsala, Sweden, Eriksson left his country in 2010, to further his career at Bàsquet Manresa, in Spain. As a member of Manresa's youth team, he became the MVP of the L’Hospitalet's Junior Tournament in 2010, at the age of 16.
Eriksson made his professional debut in Spain's top-flight league, the ACB, with Manresa's senior men's team during the 2010–11 season. In 2011, he was signed by Spanish club FC Barcelona ("Barça"), and in his first years with Barcelona, he mainly played for their developmental farm team, FC Barcelona B. He returned to Manresa for the 2013–14 campaign, joining them on loan from Barcelona, before later heading back to Barça.
NBA draft right
Eriksson was involved with the Swedish junior national teams for a number of years. With Sweden's junior national teams, he played at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship (Division B), the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In 2012, he had his first cap with the senior Swedish national basketball team.
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- "NBADraft.net profile". NBADraft.net. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Debutó en Manresa el sexto jugador más joven de la historia ACB: Eriksson, con 16 años". TuBasket.com. October 4, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "FC Barcelona's Markus Eriksson suffers ACL and meniscus tear". Sportando.com. October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "Hawks Draft Pair Of International Prospects In Second Round". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Marcus Per ERIKSSON (SWE).
- Marcus Eriksson at acb.com (in Spanish)
- Marcus Eriksson at draftexpress.com
- Marcus Eriksson at eurobasket.com
- Marcus Eriksson at euroleague.net
- Marcus Eriksson at fiba.com (archive)
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