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.