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Marcus Kinzer
Marcus Kinzer

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Solebury Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 187

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/08/1982

Experience:
4L

Major:
Social Science


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As a Senior: Led the Wave in assists (119, 4.57 per game, 4th in C-USA), free throw percentage (.845, 4th in C-USA) and steals (37). Also ranked eighth in C-USA in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.72). An ankle injury suffered late in the first UAB game (1/19) limited him to 12.6 minutes, 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists (including two dnp's) over the next eight games. Played 35 minutes against UAB (2/26), scoring 10 points with four rebounds and three steals. Averaged 16.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists over the four games prior to the injury. Had nine points with seven assists, five rebounds and four steals in the UAB victory (1/19). Tallied 18 points with 10 boards and six assists against DePaul (1/15). Scored 20 points with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and just one turnover against TCU (1/12). Registered a career-high 20 points against Marquette (1/8). Tallied double figures in assists for the second time with 10 as well as scoring 17 points against VMI (12/31). Matched the school record with 13 assists against Northwestern State (12/6). Scored 16 points with five assists and zero turnovers in the Loyola win (12/3). Surpassed four key milestones this year: 500 points, 200 assists, 200 rebounds and 100 steals.

As a Junior (2003-04): Led the Wave in steals (1.56, 9th in C-USA) and ranked second in scoring (10.2 ppg) and assists (3.48, 12th in C-USA) . Also ranked eighth in C-USA in free-throw percentage (.824) and 15th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.15). Played 30 or more minutes 17 times. Tallied three or more assists in 19 games. Needed just 14 games to record a career-best season in points, rebounds, assists, minutes, three-pointers and three-point percentage.Scored 12 points against Charlotte (3/6). Paced the Wave with 14 points (all in the second half) and four assists against Saint Louis (2/28). Led Tulane to victory over UAB (2/25) with a career-high 19 points, four assists and just one turnover. Tallied 14 points, six assists and five rebounds against East Carolina (2/18). Recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 10 rebounds and 12 points (seven in the final 2:27 of the game). Matched his career-high with 17 points against Southern Miss (1/31). Tallied 16 points against UAB (1/28), while adding four rebounds, five assists and two steals. Played 38 minutes against #8 Louisville (1/17), scoring 15 points with seven rebounds. Played a career-high 39 minutes against LSU (12/23), scoring nine points with a eight rebounds and three assists. Scored 15 points with four rebounds and four assists against Northwestern (12/9). Logged a career-best 37 minutes against Rice (12/6), finishing with a then-season-high 11 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. Missed over two weeks of preseason with a knee injury.

As a Sophomore (2002-03): Battled a foot injury late in the season, but returned to average 13.0 minutes per game over the final three games of the year, scoring 12 points with six assists. Over the five games prior to his injury (2/4 to 2/18), was averaging 7.2 points (12-of-24 shooting), 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 18.2 minutes per game. Registered a career-best 17 points, including 10 of the Wave's final 12 points, in the road victory over UAB (2/8). Scored a then-season-high 12 points (on perfect 4-for-4 shooting) with four rebounds vs. Houston (2/4). Dished out a career-best eight assists and added two points, two rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes against Morris Brown (1/4). Missed five games due to suspension for rules violations; returned against Georgia Tech (1/2) for two minutes of action.

As a Freshman (2001-2002): Led the Green Wave freshmen in points, minutes, assists and steals. Posted a team-best 5.27 assists per 40 minutes. Played 21 minutes in the playoff game against Charlotte (3/7) after an injury to Waitari Marsh, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and three assists. Made his second career start against UAB (1/26). Scored six points with a pair of assists against No. 6 Kentucky (1/2). Posted a 10-point, six-rebound, three-assist effort against Lipscomb (12/21). Scored five points with three rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers against Vanderbilt (12/10), while also hitting a half-time buzzer-beating 35-footer. Helped lift the Wave over UNO (12/5), playing a career-best 25 minutes and scoring five points to go with four rebounds, six assists and five steals. Scored a career-high 13 points (all in the second half), including three three-pointers against Florida (12/2). Made his first career start against Centenary (11/20). Posted three assists and three steals in his career debut against Loyola (11/16).

Prep: After lettering for four years at Glencliff High School in Nashville, he prepped for a season at Solebury in New Hope, Pa., last season. For Solebury, he averaged 23 points, nine assists and 2.5 steals per game, while leading the team to a 17-10 record, which included wins in 10 of its last 11 games. Earned first team all-league honors, as well as all-tourney honors in the Pennsylvania Prep School Tournament after leading the team to the state semifinals. A deadly shooter, had four games with five or more three-pointers and scored a career-high 42 points in one contest, while shooting 13-of-18 from the field. Was a finalist for Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Basketball Honors as a senior at Glencliff. Also received All-USA honors from USA Today as a high school senior when he broke the school scoring record and averaged 29.5 points and eight assists per game. A three-time all-region and a four-time all-district selection at Glenncliff.

Personal: Born August 8, 1982 in Nashville, Tenn. The son of Marcus and Ivy Kinzer.

Kinzer's Career Stats:

Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct. 3-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb Avg. PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl TP Avg.
2001-02 28-3 311 32-84 .381 9-32 .281 7-11 .636 32 1.1 16-0 41 31 2 30 80 2.9
2002-03 25-4 694 38-94 .404 6-20 .300 18-23 .783 35 1.4 31-1 50 40 1 22 100 4.0
2003-04 28-28 863 99-245 .404 25-69 .362 61-74 .824 101 3.6 57-0 94 82 5 44 284 10.1
2004-05 26-23 741 89-218 .408 21-65 .323 60-71 .845 98 3.8 49-1 119 67 2 37 259 10.0
Career 107-58 2298 258-641 .402 61-186 .328 146-179 .816 266 2.5 153-2 304 220 10 133 723 6.8