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Marcus Vinicius
Bàsquet Manresa
Forward
Born May 31, 1984 (1984-05-31) (age 25)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Liga ACB
Draft 43rd overall, 2006
New Orleans Hornets
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Premiata Montegranaro (2004–2005)
Sao Carlos (2005–2006)
New Orleans Hornets (2006–08)
Tulsa 66ers (2006–07)
Memphis Grizzlies (2008)
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Brazil
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team Competition

Marcus Vinicius Vieira de Souza (born May 31, 1984 in Rio de Janeiro), better known as Marcus Vinicius, is a Brazilian professional basketball player. He currently plays for Bàsquet Manresa of Liga ACB, in Spain.

A 6'8", 225 lb (102 kg) forward, he was a second round NBA draft choice of the New Orleans Hornets in the 2006 NBA Draft, chosen 43rd overall. He spent part of the 2006-07 NBA season with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, for whom he played 13 games.[1] In 2007, he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2008 he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, only to be waived 2 days later.[2] He played a total of 26 games for the Hornets, scoring 50 points.[3] Souza played professionally for Sao Carlos at the time of his selection in the draft. In 2004-05 season he has played professionally in Italy for the Serie A2 (second division) team Premiata Montegranaro.

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/hornets/news/newsrelease_hornets_5apr2007.html
  2. ^ http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grizzlies_waive_vinicius-080223.html
  3. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marcus_vinicius/career_stats.html

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