Marcus Vinicius de Souza

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Marquinhos
Marcus Vinicius Rio 2016.jpg
Marquinhos at the 2016 Olympics
No. 11 – Flamengo
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Novo Basquete Brasil
Personal information
Born (1984-05-31) May 31, 1984 (age 32)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2001 Corinthians
2002 Bauru Basketball
2002–2003 Vasco da Gama
2003–2004 Corinthians / Mogi das Cruzes
2004–2005 Premiata Montegranaro
2005–2006 São Carlos
20062008 New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
2006–2007 Tulsa 66ers
2008–2009 Pinheiros
2009–2010 Sutor Basket Montegranaro
20102012 Pinheiros
2012–present Flamengo
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Vinicius Vieira de Souza (born May 31, 1984), better known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional basketball player. A 6'9" (2.07 m), 225 lb (102 kg) small forwardpower forward, he was a second round NBA draft choice of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, in the 2006 NBA draft, chosen 43rd overall. Vinicius played professionally for Sao Carlos at the time of his selection in the 2006 NBA draft. He currently plays for Flamengo in the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).

Professional career[edit]

In 2004–05 season Vinicius played professionally in the Italian 1st Division with Premiata Montegranaro.

NBA[edit]

Vinicius played a total of 26 games for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, scoring 50 points.[1] He spent part of the 2006–07 NBA season with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, for whom he played 13 games.[2] In 2008, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, only to be waived 2 days later.[3]

Brazilian national team[edit]

Vinicius has also been a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team. In 2007, he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.

NBB career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team GP MPG 2P% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Pinheiros 28 37.8 .563 .363 .812 5.4 4.7 1.7 .3 22.3
2010–11 Pinheiros 27 33.0 .644 .358 .811 3.7 3.4 1.4 .5 20.4
2011–12 Pinheiros 28 31.5 .582 .412 .794 3.8 2.4 1.2 .2 18.0
2012–13 Flamengo 34 31.0 .617 .433 .795 4.6 2.5 1.2 .2 20.7
2013–14 Flamengo 16 26.7 .517 .376 .860 3.5 2.4 .9 .3 14.8
2014–15 Flamengo 28 27.8 .539 .459 .821 4.5 2.6 .9 .2 16.3
2015–16 Flamengo 28 26.9 .492 .381 .791 3.9 3.1 1.3 .2 15.6
Career 189 30.7 .575 .398 .808 4.2 3.0 1.2 .3 18.5
All-Star 4

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team GP MPG 2P% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Pinheiros 3 40.0 .472 .571 .789 6.7 5.3 2.3 .0 28.3
2011 Pinheiros 9 36.2 .534 .434 .938 3.7 2.9 1.8 .3 24.7
2012 Pinheiros 10 35.0 .403 .404 .683 4.2 4.4 1.1 .2 15.4
2013 Flamengo 9 33.0 .540 .429 .857 4.9 3.0 .7 .2 18.6
2014 Flamengo 9 33.3 .456 .414 .864 2.9 2.1 .7 .0 17.0
2015 Flamengo 10 27.6 .494 .417 .912 4.6 2.8 1.5 .2 16.9
2016 Flamengo 13 27.6 .549 .371 .872 4.2 3.2 1.1 .4 16.5
Career 63 33.2 .495 .420 .851 4.4 3.4 1.3 .2 18.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus Vinicius Career Stats Page". NBA.com. 
  2. ^ "HORNETS: Hornets Recall Marcus Vinicius From Tulsa 66ers". Nba.com. April 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ Grizzlies waive Marcus Vinicius. nba.com (February 28, 2008) Archived February 28, 2008, on Wayback Machine.

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