Marqus Blakely: College and professional career
Marqus Blakely was born on 22nd October, 1988 in Metuchen, New Jersey.
He is a professional basketball player who
plays for the Houston Rockets NBA team.
He was at Vermont College, where made quite a reputation for himself as a basketball player. During his time at
college, he won a large number of accolades and awards. He won the 'America East Conference Men's Basketball Player
of the Year' award, which is named in honor of Kevin Roberson, twice. Marqus Blakely also won
the 'America East
Defensive Player of the Year' three times during his time at Vermont.
In 2010, he got recognized nationally when he on the College basketball Slam Dunk Contest. The slam dunks that he
performed were telecast on ESPN's SportsCenter show. He finished his college senior year on a high, with an average
of 17.4 points per game.
He was, however, undrafted in the first round of selections for the 2010 NBA Draft selection. Marqus Blakely joined
the NBA Summer League, playing
for the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. He later signed a partial contract with them,
which was terminated in October. Then he was briefly picked by the Iowa Energy team, following which he signed a
multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on 21st April, 2011.