Marcus Eriksson (basketball)

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Marcus Eriksson
No. 8 – Herbalife Gran Canaria
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1993-12-05) December 5, 1993 (age 25)
Uppsala, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Manresa
2011–2017FC Barcelona Lassa
2011–2013Barcelona B
2013–2014→ Manresa
2017–presentGran Canaria
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Per Eriksson (born December 5, 1993)[1] is a Swedish professional basketball player for Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

Early career[edit]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Europe[edit]

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.

Eriksson missed the 2014–15 season, because of a torn ACL and torn meniscus.[3]

NBA draft right[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Eriksson was selected with the 50th pick of the 2015 NBA draft, by the Atlanta Hawks.[4]

National team[edit]

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.[5] In 2012, he had his first cap with the senior Swedish national basketball team.

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 Assignia Manresa Liga ACB 4 1.2 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .0
2011-12 FC Barcelona 0 .0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2012-13 2 .1 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2013-14 Assignia Manresa 33 23.9 .460 .375 .941 1.8 .8 .4 .2 11.2
2014-15 FC Barcelona 1 4.7 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2015-16 24 9.3 .591 .340 .556 1.1 .4 .4 .0 3.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBADraft.net profile". NBADraft.net. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "FC Barcelona's Markus Eriksson suffers ACL and meniscus tear". Sportando.com. October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hawks Draft Pair Of International Prospects In Second Round". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Marcus Per ERIKSSON (SWE).

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