Marcus Landry

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Marcus Landry
No. 8 – Basket Brescia Leonessa
Position Forward
League Serie A
Personal information
Born (1985-11-01) November 1, 1985 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Vincent (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Wisconsin (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 New York Knicks
2010 Boston Celtics
2010 Maine Red Claws
2010–2011 Reno Bighorns
2011 Maratonistas de Coamo
2011 Bàsquet Manresa
2011–2012 Shanghai Sharks
2012 Bucaneros de La Guaira
2012–2013 Reno Bighorns
2013–2014 Baloncesto Sevilla
2014–2015 CAI Zaragoza
2015–2016 RETAbet.es GBC
2016–present Basket Brescia Leonessa
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2013)
  • NBA D-League Three-Point Shootout champion (2013)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2008, 2009)
  • 2× Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2008, 2009)

Marcus Landry (born November 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Basket Brescia Leonessa of the Italian Serie A. Landry attended Vincent High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and played his college basketball at the University of Wisconsin from 2005 to 2009.[1]

High school career[edit]

Landry attended Harold S. Vincent High School where he averaged 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 59 percent from the field as a senior, leading his team to the Division I state title game and earning him a unanimous first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press.[1]

College career[edit]

After graduating from high school, Landry attended the University of Wisconsin. He became the 33rd player in Wisconsin history to reach the 1,000-point plateau and finished his career 25th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,114 career points and eighth in Badgers annals with 185 offensive rebounds. With 99 career blocked shots, Landry also finished fifth in Wisconsin history and was also the 18th player in the school's history with at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Landry appeared in 105 straight games and started the final 75 games of his career, being part of 100 wins during his collegiate career. He had 45 career double-digit scoring games.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Landry was signed by the New York Knicks in September 2009.

He was traded to the Boston Celtics along with Nate Robinson for Eddie House, Bill Walker, and J. R. Giddens on February 18, 2010.[2] The Celtics assigned Landry to the Maine Red Claws on March 6, 2010.[3]

In September 2010, he signed with the Sacramento Kings, joining his brother Carl. However, he was released on October 15. He was then acquired by the Kings' NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns for the 2010–11 season.

In July 2011, he signed a one-year deal with BCM Gravelines in France.[4] He was released soon afterwards and signed a 6-week contract with Bàsquet Manresa.[5] On December 13, 2011, he signed with the Phoenix Suns[6] but he was waived before the start of the 2011–12 season.

In July 2012, Landry signed with the Shanghai Sharks.[7] On November 2012, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League[8] and represented them in the 2013 D-League Showcase Three Point Shootout, finishing in second place.

On February 4, 2013, Landry was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[9] and on February 16, Landry won the NBA Developmental League Three Point Shootout. On March 12, it was announced that Landry had suffered a season ending knee injury and was placed on the inactive list.[10]

Following a 2013 NBA Summer League stint, Landry was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers in September 2013, but was waived on October 25.[11]

On December 16, 2013, Landry was re-acquired by the Reno Bighorns. On December 20, his contract was bought out by the Bighorns after just one game. On December 20, 2013, he signed with Cajasol Sevilla.[12]

In August 2, 2014, Landry signed with CAI Zaragoza of the Liga ACB.[13] In 34 league games for Zaragoza in 2014–15, he averaged 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

On August 17, 2015, Landry signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.[14] He was waived by the Bucks on October 21, 2015 after appearing in four preseason games.[15] On December 20, he returned to the Liga ACB, this time with RETAbet.es GBC.[16]

On August 3, 2016, Landry signed with Basket Brescia Leonessa of Italy for the 2016–17 season.[17]

Personal[edit]

Landry is the son of Mark and Anita and the younger brother of Carl Landry, who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.[18] His wife Efueko played basketball at Marquette and has three children: a son, Marcus Jr., and two daughters, Mariah and Makaylah.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Marcus Landry bio". UWBadgers.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Celtics acquire Nate Robinson, Marcus Landry from Knicks". NBA.com. February 18, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Celtics' Landry assigned to NBA D-League's Red Claws". NBA.com. March 6, 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gravelines-Dunkerque signs Marcus Landry". Sportando.com. July 19, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Assignia Manresa signs Marcus Landry with a short-term deal". Sportando.com. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Phoenix Suns sign guard Ronnie Price". InsideHoops.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Shanghai Sharks tab Marcus Landry". Sportando.com. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps". NBA.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced". NBA.com. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Landry Done for Season". NBA.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Lakers waive forward Marcus Landry". InsideHoops.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cajasol Sevilla signs Marcus Landry". Sportando.com. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "CAI Zaragoza agreed to terms with Marcus Landry". Sportando.com. August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bucks Sign Marcus Landry". NBA.com. August 17, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bucks Request Waivers on Three Players". NBA.com. October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Marcus Landry se incorpora al RETAbet.es GBC". ACB.com (in Spanish). December 20, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Germani Basket Brescia, ufficiale l'acquisto di Marcus Landry!". Basketbrescialeonessa.it (in Italian). August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Carl Landry Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 

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