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Sean Marks
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New Orleans Hornets  – No. 4
Forward/center
Born August 23, 1975 (1975-08-23) (age 34)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand/ American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
League NBA
College California
Draft 44th overall, 1998
New York Knicks
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Toronto Raptors (1998–2000)
Śląsk Wrocław (2000–2001)
Miami Heat (2001–2003)
San Antonio Spurs (2003–2006)
Phoenix Suns (2006–2008)
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Sean Andrew Marks (born August 23, 1975 in Auckland) is a New Zealand-American professional basketball player with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets. He is the first native New Zealander to play in the NBA.

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Basketball career

After attending Rangitoto College in Auckland, he moved to the United States in 1992 to play for the University of California, where he majored in political science, graduating with a BA degree in 1998.

He was drafted 44th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and went on to represent the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

In 2000–01, he started the season with Śląsk Wrocław of Poland, and in December 2000 had an unsuccessful 10-day contract (0 games) with the Seattle SuperSonics, returning to his Polish team until the season ended. In 2003–04, while with the Spurs, he did not play a single second due to patella tendinitis.

Marks signed with the Phoenix Suns on July 27, 2006 to a one-year contract,[1]re-signing with the Arizona outfit on July 24, 2007.[2]

On April 16, 2008, during a win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Phoenix Suns last regular season game, Marks scored a "double-double", with 16 points, 13 rebounds, along with 1 steal and 1 block.

Marks later signed with the New Orleans Hornets on August 28, 2008.[3]

Internationally, Marks represented New Zealand in international basketball tournaments, such as the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and was part of their fourth place finish at the 2002 Basketball World Championship.

His international retirement came in 2004, but there are plans from new coach Nenad Vucinic to talk him out of international retirement.

Personal

Marks is married to Jennifer, and has two sons, Aidan and Lucas.

Marks became an American citizen after he took the oath of U.S. citizenship in downtown Phoenix on November 30, 2007.[4]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Toronto 8 0 3.5 .625 .000 .500 .1 .0 .1 .0 1.4
1999–00 Toronto 5 0 2.4 .333 .000 1.000 .4 .0 .2 .2 1.6
2001–02 Miami 21 6 15.2 .432 .000 .588 3.6 .4 .2 .5 4.6
2002–03 Miami 23 0 9.7 .373 .000 .667 1.5 .1 .2 .3 2.3
2004–05 San Antonio 23 0 10.6 .338 .000 .786 2.4 .3 .1 .5 3.3
2005–06 San Antonio 25 0 7.2 .521 .000 .583 1.7 .3 .2 .3 3.2
2006–07 Phoenix 3 0 5.7 .333 .000 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .3 2.0
2007–08 Phoenix 19 0 6.8 .535 .250 .632 1.9 .2 .2 .5 3.1
2008–09 New Orleans 60 5 14.0 .485 .200 .682 3.1 .2 .1 .6 3.2
Career 187 11 10.6 .449 .130 .675 2.3 .2 .2 .4 3.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Phoenix 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 New Orleans 5 0 16.0 .462 .000 .800 4.0 .0 .6 .4 3.2
Career 6 0 13.8 .462 .000 .800 3.3 .0 .5 .3 2.7

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