Marcus Liberty

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Marcus Liberty
Personal information
Born (1968-10-27) October 27, 1968 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school King College Prep
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Illinois (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 1990–2002
Position Small forward
Number 30
Career history
19901993 Denver Nuggets
1993–1994 Detroit Pistons
1994–1995 Rapid City Thrillers
1995–1996 AEK Athens
1996–1997 Ortaköy Spor Kulübü
1997 Cariduros de Fajardo
1997–1998 Jämtland Ambassadors Östersund
1998 Polluelos de Aibonito
1998–1999 Zexel Bosch Blue Winds
1999–2000 Las Vegas Silver Bandits
2000 Alaska Aces
2000–2001 South Dakota Gold
2001 Potros de Villa Francisca
2001–2002 Español de Talca
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,942 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds 925 (3.5 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marcus Liberty (born October 27, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who played four seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Illinois.

High school[edit]

After leading Chicago's Crane High School Cougars to a sophomore city title as a freshman, Liberty transferred to Chicago's King College Prep High School for his sophomore through senior seasons from 1984 to 1987. During his time at King, Liberty led his basketball teams to an IHSA State Championship in 1986 and a second-place finish in 1987. During the 1987 tournament run, Liberty scored 41, 23, 38 and 41 points consecutively. His 143-point effort during that tournament stands as a class AA record in the state of Illinois. He was named a McDonald's All-American in 1987,[1] as well as the Parade Player of the Year.[2]

In 2007, Liberty was voted one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament," recognizing his superior performance in his appearances in the tournament.[3] He was considered the top senior prep player in the nation by Sports Illustrated.

College and NBA[edit]

Liberty played collegiately at the University of Illinois, and was a member of the team that advanced to the 1989 NCAA Final Four. That Fighting Illini team gained the moniker "Flyin' Illini" by Dick Vitale while broadcasting a game during the 1988-89 season. Along with Liberty, the other members of that team included Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, Stephen Bardo, Kenny Battle, and Lowell Hamilton. He was then selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. A 6'8" (2.03 m) and 205 lb (93 kg) small forward, Liberty played for the Nuggets and Detroit Pistons in 4 NBA seasons. His best year as a pro was during the 1991-92 NBA season when he appeared in 75 games for the Nuggets, averaging 9.3 ppg.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Anderson
Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner
1987
Succeeded by
Eric Anderson