Marcus Ginyard

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Marcus Ginyard
PLK 17052014 Marcus Ginyard Stelmet Zielona Góra.jpg
Ginyard in 2014
Limoges CSP
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1987-05-08) May 8, 1987 (age 32)
Rochester, New York
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop O'Connell
(Arlington, Virginia)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2005–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011BBC Bayreuth
2011–2012Ironi Nahariya
2012–2013Anwil Włocławek
2013–2014Azovmash Mariupol
2014Stelmet Zielona Góra
2014–2015Westchester Knicks
2015–2016Hermine de Nantes Atlantique
2016–2017Czarni Słupsk
2018–2019CSM Oradea
2019Arka Gdynia
2019–presentLimoges CSP
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Darrel Ginyard (born May 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels after a high school career at Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia.

High school career[edit]

Ginyard attended Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School where he was coached by Joseph Wootten. Ginyard started all four years while there, leaving with 116 wins to only 19 losses during his tenure there. His accolades include 3 Virginia Independent Schools Division I state champions (2002, 2003, 2005), MVP of Alhambra Invitational, MVP of the 2004 GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational, first-team All-Metro by the Washington Post, first-team All-Northern Virginia, Virginia Independent Schools Player of the Year, and Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball in Virginia. Ginyard's high school statistics include 1,615 points (14.2 per game), 520 rebounds (4.6 per game), 298 steals, and 289 assists.[1]

College career[edit]

While at the University of North Carolina, Ginyard became known as a defensive specialist. During his career, he was defensive player of the game 20 times out of the 107 games that he played. He started 55 of those 107 games. In the 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons, Ginyard was voted the University of North Carolina's defensive player of the year. In addition, he was voted to the media and coaches' Atlantic Coast Conference all-defensive teams in the 2007–08 season, as well as Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament Team honors for the same year. Ginyard's game was not restricted to his defensive abilities either, evident in the fact that he scored over 600 points in his career. His versatility was useful as wellwhile in college, and he played four out of five positions.[2] However, early in his senior season (2008–2009) Ginyard sustained a stress fracture in his left foot that forced him to take a medical redshirt.[3] The Tar Heels men's basketball team won the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, with Ginyard supporting the team as the "No. 1 Cheerleader," according to teammate Bobby Frasor.[4]

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 17 vs. UC Santa Barbara (12/22/07)
  • Field Goals: 8 vs. UC Santa Barbara (12/22/07)
  • Three-Pointers Made: 2 at Virginia (1/19/06), vs. Maryland (1/19/08), Duke (2/6/08), Florida State (3/14/08)
  • Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Duke (2/6/08)
  • Rebounds: 10 at Clemson (1/6/08)
  • Offensive Rebounds: 5 vs. Ohio State (11/29/06), at Ohio State (11/28/07)
  • Assists: 6 vs. Wake Forest (2/24/08), Arkansas (3/23/08)
  • Turnovers: 6 vs. Wake Forest (2/24/08)
  • Blocks: 2 at Davidson (11/14/07)
  • Steals: 4 vs. Gardner Webb (11/19/05), Illinois (11/29/05), Davidson (1/3/06)

College Stats[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
2005–06 North Carolina 31 14 19.1 .407 .244 .721 2.6 1.2 .9 0 6.3
2006–07 North Carolina 37 2 16.9 .473 .273 .792 3.2 1.5 1.1 .1 4.1
2007–08 North Carolina 39 39 28.2 .441 .400 .649 4.5 2.2 1.1 .1 6.9
2008–09 North Carolina 3 0 12.3 .250 - .500 2.7 1.3 .7 0 1.3
2009–10 North Carolina 33 31 30.6 .406 .309 .671 4.9 2.8 1.2 .1 7.7
Career 143 86 23.5 .426 .307 .696 3.8 1.9 1.1 .1 6.1


Professional career[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats (2010)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Ginyard joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2010 NBA Summer League.

BBC Bayreuth (2010-11)[edit]

On July 17, 2010, he signed with BBC Bayreuth of Germany for the 2010–11 season.[5]

Ironi Nahariya (2011-12)[edit]

On October 5, 2011, Ginyard signed with Ironi Nahariya of Israel for the 2011–12 season.[6]

WTK Anwil Włocławek (2012-13)[edit]

On July 23, 2012, Ginyard signed with Anwil Włocławek of Poland for the 2012–13 season.[7]

BC Azovmash (2013-14)[edit]

On August 12, 2013, Ginyard signed with Azovmash Mariupol of the Ukraine for the 2013–14 season.[8] On March 3, 2014, he parted ways with Azovmash due to the Ukraine's military conflict with Russia.[9]

Stelmet Zielona Góra (2014)[edit]

On March 28, 2014, he signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra for the rest of the season.[10]

Westchester Knicks (2014-15)[edit]

On November 3, 2014, Ginyard was acquired by the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.[11] On February 13, 2015, he was waived by Westchester after a season-ending injury.[12]

Panionios B.C. (2015)[edit]

On March 13, 2015, he signed with Greek club Panionios for the rest of the 2014–15 Greek Basket League season.[13]

Hermine de Nantes Atlantique (2015-16)[edit]

For the 2015–16 season, he signed with Hermine de Nantes Atlantique of the French LNB Pro B.

Czarni Słupsk (2016-17)[edit]

On August 19, 2016, Ginyard signed with Polish club Czarni Słupsk for the 2016–17 season.[14]

KK Rabotnički (2017-18)[edit]

On August 22, 2017, he signed with Macedonian basketball club Rabotnički.[15]

Limoges CSP (2019-present)[edit]

On June 21, 2019, he has signed a deal with Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A.[16]


Ginyard was born in Rochester, New York to parents Ronald Sr. and Annise Ginyard. At a young age, the Ginyards moved to the northern Virginia area, specifically Woodbridge and Alexandria. His mother Annise provided an early basketball introduction to her son. She played basketball in the Marine Corps basketball league until her career was ended due to an injury. Annise continues to stay involved with basketball; she is a strength and conditioning coach for Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School. His father Ronald, a Marine, was in the Pentagon during the September 11, 2001 attacks.[17] In high school Ginyard was a National Honor Society member and a National Merit Scholar, and at the University of North Carolina, he majored in communications.


  1. ^ Marcus Ginyard Player Profile Archived 2009-03-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Marcus Ginyard Player Profile Archived 2009-03-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Why UNC will miss Ginyard
  4. ^ Marcus Ginyard cheering on Tar Heels' run from bench
  5. ^ Marcus Ginyard moves to BBC Bayreuth
  6. ^ General basketball transactions: 2011/12
  7. ^ Marcus Ginyard inks with Anwil
  8. ^ Marcus Ginyard signs with Azovmash Mariupol
  9. ^ Terrell Stoglin, Daniel Kickert and Marcus Ginyard leave Azovmash
  10. ^ Stelmet Zielona Gora officially signs Marcus Ginyard
  11. ^ Westchester Knicks Finalize Inaugural Training Camp Roster
  12. ^ Westchester Knicks Acquire Two
  13. ^ Panionios lands Marcus Ginyard
  14. ^ Energa Czarni Slupsk signs Marcus Ginyard
  15. ^ "Работнички ангажира Американец од колеџот на Мајкл Џордан со титула од НЦАА-лигата". Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Marcus Ginyard signs with Limoges". Sportando. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  17. ^ Ginyard's Story About More Than Basketball

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