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Waitari Marsh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Julian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
10/29/1980

Experience:
4L

Major:
Media Arts, B.A., 2003

Waitari Marsh

Marsh Career Profile (PDF)

Waitari Marsh Times Picayune Feature Story, Jan. 14, 2003

As a Senior: Led the Wave in scoring with 14.6 points per game (14th in C-USA). In league games only, ranked 10th in the league in scoring (15.9 ppg). His 40 three-pointers were a career-best (he hit 16 last year) and more than he had hit in his career entering 2002-03 (26). Finished his career ranked second all-time in assists at Tulane with 416, four off the best all-time. Also is sixth all-time in steals with 194. In four games against nationally-ranked opponents this year, averaged 23.3 points on 52.9 percent (36-of-68) shooting, including 13-of-24 from three. Recorded his 400th career rebound and 400th career assist in the win over Houston (2/26). Led the Wave with 17 points and seven rebounds in the C-USA Quarterfinal loss to No. 20 Louisville (3/13). Posted his fifth 20-point game of the year with 21 points and a team-high seven rebounds in the loss at Southern Miss (2/22). Keyed the Wave attack once again with 15 points and five assists while matching his career-high with nine boards in the win over South Florida (2/18). Strong all-around game with 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against TCU (2/15). Recorded his fourth 20-point game of the year with an even 20 against Memphis (2/13). Tallied game-highs of 18 points (including the 1,000th point of his career), four assists and three steals in the win over Houston (2/4). Tallied 19 points, including seven straight in the second half to build the Wave lead to 11, and eight rebounds in the win over East Carolina (2/1). Scored 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting) in 23 minutes before spraining his ankle and not returning in the TCU game (1/22). Scored a career-high 30 points (27 in the second half) in the loss to No. 21 Marquette (1/14). Erupted for a career-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds against No. 24 LSU (12/28). Notched 19 points against No. 10 Kentucky (12/10), including his 800th career point. Suffered an ankle injury at practice on Nov. 23 and missed four games.

As a Junior (2001-2002): Ranked 25th in Conference USA in scoring (11.8), 15th in free-throw percentage (.755), seventh in steals (1.86) and 13th in assists (3.55). Became just the sixth player in Tulane history to post two 100-assist seasons. Registered 20 double-figure scoring games and led the team in assists 10 times. Played just six minutes in the playoff loss to Charlotte (4/7) as he went down with an ankle injury. Closed the regular season with 33 points in his final two games. Forced overtime against Houston with a game-tying layup at the buzzer (2/19), finishing with eight points in the game. Scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 38 minutes of action against South Florida (2/9). Strong overall game with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals against TCU (1/19). Scored 15 points, including 3-of-4 on three-pointers against Houston (1/8), however, another three-pointer at the buzzer was a hair too late to force overtime. Led the Wave with 21 points against DePaul (1/5), scored 12 of the final 14 points for Tulane, all from the line. Notched a 13-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist day against Georgia Tech (12/23), while holding the Yellow Jackets leading scorer (Tony Akins) to just 5-of-17 shooting. Dominated the Vanderbilt game (12/10) with a career-best 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals. Scored 16 points with nine rebounds and four assists against VCU (11/27), including the game-winning basketball with 0.8 seconds to go.

2000-2001: Redshirted the season.

As a Sophomore (1999-2000): Played more minutes (1,586) than any Wave player over the past two seasons. Ranked fifth in Conference USA with a 4.26 assists per game average and 11th in steals at 1.55 per game. Had at least five assists in 14 of 31 games this season. His 132 assists ranks fifth on the Tulane single-season list. His driving layup with two seconds remaining was the game-winning shot vs. Memphis (2/9). Collected four points, four assists and two boards at N.C. State (3/14) in the NIT. Totaled six points and four rebounds vs. Saint Louis (3/10). Passed out six assists to go with seven points and a career-best two blocks vs. Houston (3/9) in C-USA Tourney. Finished with seven points and three rebounds at UNC Charlotte (2/26). Hit 4-of-7 shots to finish with 12 points and three steals vs. Saint Louis (2/19)... Attempted a career high 15 shots at South Florida (2/16) to go with a season-best eight boards. Was 6-for-6 from the line on route to 12 points and four assists in the win at UAB (2/12). Totaled eight points and five assists in the Memphis game (2/9). Scored 12 points and added three assists vs. Southern Miss (2/5). Notched a team-high 11 points to go with six rebounds and four assists at DePaul (2/2). Finished with eight points and five assists and just one turnover vs. Houston (1/29). Tallied five points and added four boards and two steals vs. New Orleans (1/24). Passed out eight assists and grabbed four boards vs. UAB (1/23). Collected 12 points, five boards, five assists and three steals vs. South Florida (1/19). Totaled seven points and four assists in a team-high 32 minutes at Southern Miss (1/15). Collected five boards and four assists vs. Cincinnati (1/12). Totaled a career-high 19 points (on 8-of-15 shooting) to go with a season-best eight rebounds at Houston (1/8). Collected 12 points and three steals at Louisville (1/3). Totaled nine points, five boards and five assists in win over SMU (12/31). Hit all three FG attempts and added six assists and three steals vs. Howard (12/29). Passed out eight assists with just one turnover in 34 minutes vs. N.C. State (12/22). Scored a season-high 15 points at Lamar (12/11). Played a career-high 42 minutes in the OT win vs. Texas A&M (12/8), totaling five points, five assists and two steals. Scored four points and added a pair of assists and steals vs. Centenary (12/4). Finished in double figures with 10 points (5-of-7 FGs) at VCU (11/30). Scored in double figures for the second game in a row with a season-high 13 points vs. Nicholls State (11/24). Passed out a career-high 12 assists, one shy of the school record, to go with 12 points for his first career double-double against Prairie View A&M (11/21). Collected eight assists at Maryland (11/19). Logged a seven-assist effort against Fordham in the season-opener (11/17).

As a Freshman (1998-99): Led all newcomers with 17 starts. Tallied six double-figure scoring games. Averaged 4.5 assists over his last six games. Posted eight games with five or more assists. Ranked among the C-USA leaders in steals and assists. His 11 assists against DePaul (1/30) was a season-high for C-USA and also a league freshman record. Played a team-high 39 minutes, collecting 12 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals in 2OT win at South Florida (2/27). Scored eight points (on 4-of-5 shooting) and added four assists vs. Memphis (2/24). Scored six points and passed out three assists with no turnovers in 29 minutes at N.C. State (2/21). Tallied eight points, five assists and five steals vs. Louisville (2/18). Collected five assists in 35 minutes at Houston (2/13). Dished out five assists at Southern Miss (2/11). Snared a career-high nine rebounds, to go with a team-high 15 points, at Cincinnati (2/3). Equaled a team high with 13 first-half points at Marquette (1/28). Posted his third double-figure scoring game of the year with 11 points (on 4-6 shooting ) at UAB (1/21). Tallied five steals and three assists vs. New Orleans (1/16). Collected a 1998-99 team-high seven steals at Memphis (1/14). Tallied eight points and six assists in a start against Saint Louis (1/9). Earned his first career start vs. UNC Charolotte (1/7) and responded with three boards, two blocks and a team-high 33 minutes. Scored a season-best 17 points to go with three assists vs. UAB (12/30). Collected his first double-figure scoring game with 10 points (on 6-7 FT shooting) vs. Hartford (12/28). Scored five points and added three steals vs. Lamar (12/12). Passed out six assists and had three steals vs. Stetson (11/28). Had five points and five steals in 13 minutes in his collegiate debut vs. Prairie View A&M (11/19).

Prep: Signed with Tulane in November period. Averaged 22 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds per game as a senior, when he helped Julian reach Class 2A state semifinals. Named all-city and earned all-tournament honors at two in-season tournaments (Proviso, Centralia). Averaged 17 points per game as a junior. Helped team to Red South Conference championship. Coached by Talmadge Milan. Chose Tulane over Arkansas.

Personal: Born October 29, 1980, in Chicago, Ill. Son of Terri Marsh and Wallace Bradley. Earned his bachelor's degree in media arts in May of 2003.

Marsh's Career Statistics

Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb Avg. PF-D Ast TO Blk Stl TP Avg.
1998-99 27-17 691 61-160 .381 3-15 .200 42-66 .636 83 3.1 63-1 92 89 5 56 167 6.2
1999-00 31-29 895 94-240 .392 7-28 .250 52-79 .658 114 3.7 75-1 132 123 9 48 247 8.0
2001-02 29-23 816 122-279 .437 16-59 .271 83-110 .755 109 3.8 63-1 103 104 17 54 343 11.8
2002-03 27-25 854 146-325 .449 40-115 .348 63-81 .778 113 4.2 70-1 89 73 7 36 395 14.6
Totals 114-94 3256 423-1004 .421 66-217 .304 240-336 .714 419 3.7 271-4 416 389 38 194 1152 10.1

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