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Shawn Marion

Basketball

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Position: Forward
Height: 6'7" / 201 cms
Weight: 228 lbs. / 103 kgs
Born: May 7, 1978
College: University of Las Vegas-Nevada
NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks
PERSONAL:
Was given the nickname “The Matrix” by TNT analyst Kenny Smith…bought his mother a house in Las Vegas after he was drafted…is a three-time winner of the NBA’s Community Assist Award (Aug. 2004, June 2003, Aug. 2002)…named by The Sporting News as one of the “Good Guys” in sports (2003)… established The Shawn Marion Foundation, in Dec. 2007…the mission of his foundation is to assist single mothers through vocational training and adult scholarships and to aid disadvantaged children through educational programs that prepare them with critical skills needed to be successful in life… appeared at the Starpower VIP Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting The Jason Terry Foundation shortly after moving to Dallas (Sept. 2009)...upon signing a six-year contract extension in Aug., 2002, pledged $1 million to charity…had his high school jersey (Clarksville H.S., Tenn.) retired during a special halftime ceremony at a football game (9/22/00)…in his spare time, he likes to travel, watch movies, play poker, shop and bowl...enjoys cartoons and has a large DVD collection that includes his favorites “Scooby Doo” and “ThunderCats”...recently added classic car collecting to his long list of interests...let fans choose his current number, 0, through his Twitter account and website... www.matrix31.com...www.shawnmarionfoundation.com... www.twitter.com/Matrix31.
 
 
USA BASKETBALL NOTES:
 

- Named on July 25, 2006, one of 15 finalists for the 2006 USA World Championship Team.

- Participated in the 2006 Senior National Team training camp in Las Vegas, but withdrew because of an injury.

- Named on March 5, 2006, to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.

- As a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team that finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal, played in all eight of the USA's Olympic games, averaged 9.9 ppg., 5.9 rpg., 1.1 spg. and shot 53.1 percent from the field.

- Recorded 22 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes of action in the USA's 104-96 victory over Lithuania in the bronze medal game (8/28/2004) and recorded 16 points (8-10 FGs) and eight rebounds in 89-79 win over Australia (8/19/2004).

- As a member of the 2004 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team that compiled a 5-1 record in its pre-Olympic training, played in all six games and started once, averaged 8.0 ppg., 4.5 rpg.1.16 spg.,  while shooting 64.5 percent (20-31 FGs) from the field and a perfect   8-of-8 from the foul line.

- Recorded 12 points and nine rebounds in USA's 96-71 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico (7/31/2004).

- Named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team on May 14, 2004.

- Was a member of the 2002 USA World Championship Team that    finished 6-3 and in sixth place.

- An injury forced him to miss the USA's last three games at the 2002 World Championship, still, he averaged 9.8 ppg. and 4.7 rpg.

- Recorded 16 points (7-12 FGs) and seven rebounds in 110-62 win against New Zealand and posted 15 points in 84-65 win over China

- Was part of the 2001 USA Goodwill Games Team that featured young NBA standouts and rolled to a 5-0 mark to collect gold. Averaged team bests of 13.4 ppg. and 7.6 rpg., while adding 1.8 steals, 1.4 assists, and shooting a sizzling 63.0 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the foul line.

- Was credited with 19 points and nine rebounds in the USA's 97-67 win versus Argentina and had 13 points and seven rebounds in 91-63 win against Argentina in the gold medal game.
 
 
NBA BACKGROUND:

2009-10:
Averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31.8 minutes through 75 starts…shot 50.8% (395-778 FGs) from the floor, 15.8% (3-19 3FGs) from the 3-point range and 75.5% (105-139 FTs) from the line…among NBA leaders, ranked 22nd in FG%...3 games with 20+ points, 6 double-doubles (6-0 record)…in DAL debut vs. WAS (10/27/09), recorded 16 points (6-12 FGs, 4-5 FTs), 7 rebounds, 1 steal and game-high 3 blocks in 36 minutes…18 points (8-15 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 34 minutes at LAL (10/30/09)…1st double-double with 16 points (7-19 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 11 rebounds (9 DR), 1 steal, 2 blocks and 38 minutes at LAC (10/31/09)…18 points (9-11 FGs, including 9 straight FGs), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 29 minutes vs. TOR (11/7/09)…2nd double-double with 15 points (5-10 FGs, 5-6 FTs), season-high 15 rebounds (8 DR), 2 steals, 2 blocks, 45 minutes vs. CHA (12/12/09)…17 points (7-14 FGs, 3-4 FTs), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 35 minutes vs. HOU (12/18/09)…16 points (7-9 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks and 43 minutes at BOS (1/18/10)…18 points (9-11 FGs), 9 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 33 minutes vs. GS (2/3/10)…5 points, 7 rebounds, season-high 5 assists and 1 steal in 34 minutes at GS (2/8/10)…4th double-double with 14 points (5-12 FGs, 4-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 33 minutes vs. PHO (2/17/10)…17 points (8-14 FGs, 1-1 3FGs), 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 31 minutes vs. MIN (3/3/10…12 points (5-7 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 30 minutes vs. SAC (3/5/10)…18 points (9-12 FGs), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 38 minutes at CHI (3/6/10)…season-high 29 points (14-25 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 14 rebounds, 3 steals, 38 minutes for 5th double-double at MIN (3/8/10)…6th double-double (2nd straight) with 14 points (5-10 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 13 rebounds (season-high 11 DR), 1 steal, 3 blocks, 40 minutes vs. NJ (3/10/10)…2nd 20-point game with 21 points (9-13 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 29 minutes vs. DEN (3/29/10)…3rd 20-point game with 21 (9-12 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 block in 26 minutes at LAC (4/12/10)…missed 7 games due to injury: 3 (vs. SA 11/18-vs. GS 11/24/09) with left ankle sprain, at DEN (2/9/10) with lower back tightness and 3 (vs. MEM 4/7-at SAC 4/10/10) with left oblique strain.

2008-09:
Averaged 12.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 35.8 minutes in 69 games (68 starts) with MIA and TOR...in TOR, averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 35.3 minutes in 27 starts…22 double-doubles, snapping a string of 8 consecutive seasons with 30+…10+ points 51 times, with 8 games of 20+ points…28 games with double-digit rebounds…season-high 44 minutes vs. TOR (11/16/08)…6 steals at PHO (11/28/08)…season-best 16 rebounds vs. GS (12/23/08)…10 points, 6 rebounds and team-high 6 assists in Raptors debut vs. CLE (2/18/09)…27 points and 12 rebounds at PHO (2/27/09)…shot 58.0% (36-62 FGs) from the field and averaged 16.4 points and 10.6 rebounds over a 4-game stretch (3/27-4/4/09)...season-high 34 points (15-18 FGs) and 11 rebounds at CHI (4/15/09).
 
2007-08:
Split season between PHO and MIA and averaged 15.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.4 blocks and 36.7 minutes in 63 games…among NBA leaders, ranked 7th in steals per game and 18th in double-doubles (32)...10+ points 52 times (40 with PHO), including 16 games with 20+ points…10+ rebounds 35 times, including 1 20-rebound effort…32 double-doubles (23 with PHO)…credited with playing in 2 games in 2 different cities with 2 different teams (12/19/07)…started for PHO at DAL and totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in 38 minutes…also credited with playing 0:51 for MIA at ATL in the resumption of a protested game which was actually finished on 3/8/08…the final 51 seconds of the overtime marked the only game all year he did not start and the first time since 3/10/00 he appeared in a game in which he did not start…in 47 starts for PHO, averaged 15.8 points (.526 FG%, .713 FT%), 9.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.5 blocks and 36.4 minutes…started 15 of 16 games in which he appeared for MIA and averaged 14.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 37.6 minutes…matched career high with 24 rebounds at MIA (11/9/07)…15 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 44 minutes in MIA debut against LAL (2/10/08)…sat out final 15 games of the season (3/21–4/16/08) with back spasms.
 
2006-07:
In 80 starts for PHO, averaged 17.5 points (.524 FG%, .810 FT%), 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.7 assists, 1.5 blocks and 37.6 minutes…led NBA in total steals (156)… joined Kevin Garnett as the only players in the NBA who ranked in the top 40 in points (35th), rebounds (8th), FG% (T-17th), blocks (21st), steals (6th) and minutes (20th)…led PHO in starts, minutes (3,010), defensive rebounds (613), rebound average, steals and blocks (122)…10+ points on 73 occasions, including 28 games with 20+ points and 4 30-point performances…10+ rebounds 40 times, including 2 games with 20+ rebounds…37 double-doubles…10,000th career point in the season-opener at LAL (10/31/06)…20 rebounds vs. MIN (1/21/07).
 
2005-06:
In 81 starts, averaged career-highs of 21.8 points and 11.8 rebounds… led PHO in points, scoring average, starts, total minutes, FGs, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, rebounds, steals and blocks…only player in the NBA to be ranked in the top 20 in scoring (T-15th), rebounding (3rd), steals (5th), blocks (17th), FG% (T-10th) and minutes (T-7th)… career-high 60 double-doubles…first player in NBA history to finish in the top 5 in both rebounding and steals in consecutive years since the league started tracking steals (1973-74 season)…joined by Kevin Garnett, Elton Brand and Yao Ming as the only players in the NBA to average 20 points and 10 rebounds…NBA Western Conference Player of the Month (Feb.)…career-high and PHO franchise-record 60:06 minutes at NY (1/2/06)…career-high 8 steals vs. MIN (2/6/06), tying the single-game high by an NBA player in 2005-06…5,000th career rebound vs. SAC (2/10/06)…career-high 44 points vs. BOS (2/22/06)…only second Sun in franchise history (Charles Barkley) to record 3 consecutive 30-point/15-rebound games (2/22-2/27/06)…first Sun since Barkley to record a 30-point/20- rebound game with 31 points and an NBA season-high (career-high) 24 rebounds vs. CHA (2/25/06).
 
2004-05:
In 81 starts, averaged 19.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 38.8 minutes…only NBA player to be ranked in the top 25 in scoring (23rd), rebounding (3rd), steals (4th), blocks (23rd) and minutes (9th)…became only the second player in NBA history (David Robinson, 1991-92) to rank in the top 5 in rebounding and steals in the same season since the league began tracking steals (1973-74)…10+ points 78 times, including 40 games with 20+ points and 4 30-point performances… 10+ rebounds on 53 occasions, including 1 20-rebound effort…53 double-doubles (2nd in NBA)…played 15,000th career minute vs. POR (1/2/05)…season-high 37 points vs. SA (1/21/05), including a stretch of 14 consecutive points (2 shy of the franchise record) in a span of 3:16 in the 3rd quarter…4- ,000th career rebound at MEM (2/1/05)…first career 20-rebound effort, pulling down a season-high 20 rebounds vs. BOS (2/27/05).2003-04:
Averaged 19.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks and 40.7 minutes in 79 games…led NBA in total steals (167)…joined 2003-04 MVP Kevin Garnett as the only 2 NBA players to rank in the top 30 in scoring (19th), rebounds (14th), steals (2nd), blocks (27th) and minutes (2nd)… led PHO in starts, points (1,498), FGs (590), 3FGs (90), offensive rebounds (212), defensive rebounds (525), rebounds (737), steals and blocks (104)…10+ points 74 times, including 37 games with 20+ points and 4 30-point performances…35 double-doubles (12th in the NBA)…season-high 32 points at SAC (12/14/03)… career-high-tying 8 assists at DAL (3/8/04)…missed 3 games due to injury.
 
2002-03:
Averaged 21.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.3 steals, 1.2 blocks and 41.6 minutes in 81 games… only player in NBA to finish in the top 20 in scoring (17th) and the top 10 in rebounding (8th) and steals (3rd)…10+ points 79 times, including 49 games with 20+ points and 9 30-point efforts…10+ rebounds 39 times and 38 double-doubles…2,000th career rebound vs. CLE (11/1/02)…season-high 36 points vs. CHI (2/3/03)…5,000th career point at LAL (4/6/03).2001-02:
In 81 games, averaged 19.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.1 blocks and 38.4 minutes…ranked among NBA leaders in rebounding (T-8th), steals (12th), minutes (T-18th)… 10+ points 74 times, including 40 games with 20+ points and 4 30-point nights…10+ rebounds 44 times and 43 double-doubles (5th in NBA).
 
2000-01:
Averaged 17.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.4 blocks and 36.2 minutes in 78 starts… ranked among NBA leaders in rebounds per game (8th) and steals per game (12th)…increased scoring production by a career-high 7.1 points and rebound average by a career-best 4.2 rebounds from his rookie season…10+ points on 69 occasions, including 28 games of 20+ points and 2 30-point performances… 10+ rebounds on 51 occasions and 47 double-doubles (6th in the NBA)…played for the Sophomores in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend (Washington, DC) and finished with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 24 minutes…double-doubles in a career-high 11 consecutive games (11/9-12/3/00)…10+ rebounds in a career-high 13 consecutive games (1/29-2/25/01)…career-high 16 FGs vs. DAL (4/11/01).
 
1999-2000:
In 51 games (38 starts), averaged 10.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 24.7 minutes…selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team... started and made NBA debut at DEN (11/2/99) and tallied 14 points, season-high 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 35 minutes…season-best 27 points vs. NJ (11/27/99)…had surgery (12/23/99) to remove loose cartilage from underneath his left kneecap…was placed on the injured list (12/5/99) with left knee chondromalacia patella and missed 31 games (12/4/99-2/6/00).

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