Scouting the upper classmen: Marcus Dubose
Marcus Dubose has taken the road less traveled to D1 college basketball. As the story goes (see link to full article below), Marcus was playing pickup when a former college player noticed his talents. After a few phone calls, Marcus found himself at Mendocino Community College in Ukiah, CA. After emerging as an elite player in the California juco system, D1 programs swarmed. Lucky for Buc fans, Marcus chose ETSU. And while Marcus’ basketball story intrigues, his personal story inspires.
Marcus arrived at ETSU from Mendocino with the reputation as an efficient, effective, and consistent scorer, drawing comparisons to Courtney Pigram. From the outset of last season, it was evident that Marcus possessed Pigram-like skills, displaying a repertoire of offensive weapons and a great feel for the game. In addition, Marcus was deceptively athletic, often snatching rebounds over taller defenders. In his first game as a Buc, Marcus broke a rib against Tusculum. Despite this injury, he started with blistering 26 and 27 point performances at Charlotte and against Troy, but slumped badly in the middle with his confidence suffering. Fortunately, he rebounded with a strong last 8 games. In the last 8 games averaged 13.5 points on .343 from 3 (12 of 35), with 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals. We need that kind of production and leadership from Marcus all year. Here’s hoping that he shows the kind of improved senior season that Kevin Tiggs, Greg Hamlin, Eryk Thomas, Kenyona Swader, and many other ETSU JUCO players have shown.
Marcus Dubose Stats