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#40 Marcus Van
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Curie HS
Other College: Wabash Valley CC
Marcus Van
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Release: 09/11/2007

Brings athleticism to the center position ... has the ability to rebound, block shots and finish at the basket ... high-energy player. 

COLLEGE ­—

2007-08: Played in 30 games while making 12 starts ... averaged 5.8 points and was CMU’s top rebounder with 5.3 boards per game ... in MAC play, averaged 5.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... ranked 18th in the MAC in rebounding (5.3) and sixth in blocked shots (1.10 per game) ... recorded CMU’s only double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Missouri State (2/23/08) ... tallied four double-figure scoring games and hit twin figures in rebounds three times ... led the Chippewas in scoring twice and rebounding a team-high 12 times ... scored a season-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a win over Ball State (2/20/08) ... swatted four shots in a win at Michigan (12/15/07) ... grabbed 16 rebounds at Milwaukee (12/19/07) which tied for the MAC season high ... led the Chippewas with 16 points in the win over Tiffin (12/29/07). 

At Wabash Valley CC —  2006-07:  Averaged 12 points and seven rebounds ... team MVP ... earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 24 honors.  2005-06:  Averaged seven points and seven rebounds per game. 

HIGH SCHOOL ­—  Team MVP ... led squad in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots ... high school coach was Mike Oliver and AAU coach was Mac Irvin. 

PERSONAL — ­ Born Marcus Jermaine Van on April 22, 1987 in Chicago, Ill. ... mother is Emma Burton ... majoring in sport studies ... hobbies include watching television and reading ...  top moment in athletics was leading high school team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots ... wears a size 16 shoe.