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    Marcus Arnold
    44 Marcus Arnold
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Morgan Park

    Last College:
    Illinois State

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 245

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    01/28/1984

    03/16/2007

    NCAA First Round: Illinois vs. Virginia Tech (AP photos)

    The Fighting Illini succumb to a late rally by the Hokies in Columbus, Ohio.

    AT ILLINOIS
    2006-07 Senior:
    First big man off the bench played in all but one game on the season, averaging 9.3 minutes per game ... Averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds on the year ... Best game of the season came at Indiana on Feb. 10, where he scored a season-high 12 points on a perfect shooting day, 3-3 from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line ... Scored seven points vs. Georgia Southern on Nov. 17 in a season-high 21 minutes of action ... Had a season-high six rebounds vs. Savannah State on Nov. 21.

    2005-06 Junior: Played in 32 of 33 games on the season, averaging 11.1 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds on the year ... Scored in double figures three times, led by a season-high 13 points vs. Missouri on Dec. 21 ... Had 11 points and a season-high eight rebounds vs. Oregon on Dec. 10 ... Had nine points and six rebounds vs. Iowa on Feb. 25 ... Following the season, traveled to Australia during the summer with the Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Team ... Was the Big Ten Tour team's leading scorer, averaging 17.8 points, and second leading rebounder, averaging 8.5 rebounds.

    2004-05 Redshirt: Transferred to Illinois following two years at Illinois State and sat out the 2004-05 season per NCAA transfer rules.

    AT ILLINOIS STATE
    Started 27 games as a sophomore at ISU, ranking second on the team in scoring with an average of 12.3 points ... Reached double figures in 20 games, scoring a career-high 23 points vs. Western Kentucky and again against Illinois on Jan. 3, 2004 at the Assembly Hall ... Shot 53 percent from the field, led the Redbirds with 4.6 rebounds per game and ranked second in the Missouri Valley with an average of 1.2 blocks ... Voted captain of the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Improved Team while also garnering honorable mention All-Valley honors ... Started 20 games as a freshman, averaging 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds ... Named to the 2003 Missouri Valley All-Newcomer Team ... In two seasons at ISU, played in 58 games with 47 starts, averaging 10.3 points and 4.0 rebounds.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as a senior ... Named All-Conference, All-City and All-Area honorable mention his senior season ... Led the Mustangs to a third-place conference finish his senior season and the third round of the city championship ... Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as a junior ... Morgan Park won the Chicago city championship at the United Center and placed third in the IHSA Class AA State Tournament his junior season ... High school coach was Herb Ray.

    PERSONAL
    Born Jan. 28, 1984 ... Parents are Larry and Alberta Arnold ... Earned a bachelor's degree in speech communications in May, 2007 ... Has a 7-1 wingspan ... Favorite professional athletes are Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning the Chicago city championship at the United Center and finishing third in the state tournament.

    Arnold's Career Statistics:

    Year      G-GS     MIN/Avg.     FGM-A/%        3PM-A/%     FTM-A/%        OR-DR-TOT/Avg.     PF-DQ    A/Avg.    TO     B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
    02-03 *   29-20    619/21.3     98-195/.503    0-0/.000    48-72/.667     42-58-100/3.4       79      14/0.5    27     17/0.6    7/0.2     244/8.4
    03-04 *   29-27    713/24.6     142-268/.530   0-0/.000    72-107/.673    50-83-133/4.6       91      23/0.8    69     35/1.2    15/0.5    356/12.3
    05-06     32-0     354/11.1     47-102/.461    0-0/.000    19-34/.559     32-44-76/2.4       65-2     2/0.1     21     9/0.3     7/0.2     113/3.5
    06-07     33-1     297/9.0      26-56/.464     0-0/.000    13-26/.500     17-26-43/1.3       51-3     3/0.1     20     9/0.3     8/0.2     65/2.0
    Totals    123-48   1983/16.1    313-621/.504   0-0/.000    152-239/.636   141-211-352/2.9    286-5    42/0.3    137    70/0.6    37/0.3    778/6.3
    * Statistics from 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons are from Illinois State.
    


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