Versatile player who will see action at guard and forward...Most suited to play at the small forward or power forward spot in the lineup...Blessed with strong all-around basketball skills will give Friars' coaches plenty of options during the season...Very good transition basketball player who should fit right into the Friars' running style of play...Works hard on the floor and not afraid to battle the big boys on the boards...
PREP SCHOOL: Played last season at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburgh, Massachusetts where he scored 18.0 points with 8.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game...Named Offensive Player of the Year in 1999...
HIGH SCHOOL: Played high school basketball at East Chicago Central High School ...Averaged ten points, five rebounds, and three assists per game in final year at Central High...Selected Athlete of the Week...
Name: Marcus D. Jefferson
Birthdate: December 1, 1980
Family: Son of Darcus D. Jefferson and Henry Gill; has one brother, Henry (26).
Favorite Athlete/Team: Allen Houston/New York Knicks
Relaxation: Talking on the phone, reading the Bible, listening to music and playing video games
Favorite Food: Lobster, baked potato and bread
Greatest Influence: Basketball Coach Ed Shilling
After Providence: Would like to have my own business
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