Marcus Camby

Marcus Camby


3/22/1974, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Marcus D. Camby


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Marcus Camby was born on March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut. He's an American professional basketball player, playing for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA. He attended college and played basketball at the University of Massachusetts. His college basketball career at UMass was outstanding, earning him the "Player…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Marcus won the 2006-07 Defensive Player of the Year award, averaging a league-best 3.3 blocks per game and 1.24 steals per game.

    • Marcus established the Cambyland Youth Foundation in 1996, which partners with school and community organizations to provide opportunities for young people.

    • Camby's career high in rebounds is 24, which he did twice, grabbed a career high 19 defensive rebounds 3 times, most recent at Phoenix (12/2/05) and had 9 offensive rebounds 3 times in his career.

    • Camby made a career high 13 free-throws against Washington on April 6, 2000.

    • In the 2005-06 post-season, Camby averaged; 11.4 ppg, 11 rpg, 2.2 apg and 2.8 bpg in 5 playoff games.

    • In the 2005-06 season Camby averaged; 12.8 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 2.1 apg and 3.29 bpg.

    • Camby plays the Center and Power Forward positions.

    • Camby was named to the 2004-05 and the 2005-06 All-Defensive Second Teams.

    • Finished second in the league with 3.02 blocked shots per-game in the 2004-05 season.

    • Camby finished 3rd in the NBA in the 2000-01 season in field goal percentage (.524).

    • Ranked 11th in the NBA in the 2000-01 season in blocks (2.16 bpg).

    • Camby led the Knicks in blocked shots in 1999-2000 (1.97 bpg, 10th in the NBA).

    • Camby recorded his 500th career block against the Boston Celtics on January 4, 2000.

    • Camby is 6 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 230 lbs.

    • Camby ranked 2nd on the Knicks, and 15th in the NBA in the 1998-99 season, in blocked shots with 1.61 bpg.

    • Scored in double-figures in 13 games, grabbed 10-or-more rebounds in 7 games and had 4 double-doubles in the 1998-99 season.

    • Led the NBA in the 1997-98 season in blocked shots with 3.65 bpg.

    • Notched his first two career triple-doubles in 1997-98, including 15 points, 12 rebounds and a Raptors franchise-record 11 blocked shots, against the New Jersey Nets on April 14, 1998.

    • Scored a 1997-98 season-high 28 points (14-23 FG) and grabbed 4 rebounds against the Indiana Pacers on December 15, 1997.

    • Was named to the 1996-97 NBA All-Rookie First Team, averaging 14.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 2.06 bpg (10th in the NBA) in 63 games.

    • Was named NBA Rookie of the Month for March, 1997, averaging 21.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.5 bpg, 1.8 apg and 1.06 spg.

    • Camby scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 8 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 1997.

    • Posted 18 points and a Rookie Game record 12 rebounds in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

    • Won both the James A. Naismith and John Wooden Awards as college Player of the Year after his junior season at Massachusetts in 1995-96.

  • Quotes

    • Marcus: Our goal is more than a Division Championship. Our goal is more than a Division Championship. But this is a nice steppingstone.

    • Marcus: We don't need any champagne. None of that stuff like they do in baseball. Just a quick acknowledgement. We have a bigger picture, winning the division, hasn't been done in a long time in Denver. It's great for the fans, but we want to get that ring.

    • Marcus (about playing in Madison Square Garden): I love playing in the Garden. This is the best arena in the world to play in. They have such loyal fans out there, and they gave me a great ovation when I came in. It's always good to see a lot of familiar faces. The ball boys, when I was here, were little kids. Now, they're grown up and married with children.

    • Marcus: Ever since I've been here (in Denver), this is one of the toughest places to play. The crowd is always on you. It's frustrating. We won here in preseason, but that doesn't count. Now we'll have to wait until next year to break the streak.

    • Marcus: Hopefully we can go out there and get home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and take it from there. I think we have all of the pieces necessary. We're deep across the front line. We're definitely deep in the backcourt.

    • Marcus: It's an opportunity for these guys to shine. I had to carry the load when all of those guys were out, and had to provide a lot of scoring and rebounding and defense for the frontcourt, so now it's their turn to step up and will this team to victory.

    • Marcus (about his teammate, Carmelo Anthony): It's been awesome. He's been pretty much carrying the whole organization on his back. He's doing a terrific job. He's been coming early, staying late, working on his game and that goes to show you how much he's maturing

    • Marcus (about his teammate, Carmelo Anthony): I would say it's the best I've seen Anthony play. Now we need a couple other players to play that way with him, and I think this team will take off.

    • Marcus (about trying to play injured): I was trying to persuade the doctor that I could keep playing with it. He was like, 'No.' I would risk further injury to myself and neither one of us would have wanted that. It's a frustrating time to miss. I'm just going to try to get back as quickly as I can.

    • Marcus (about his coach, George Karl): If he's qualified to win the coach of the month, I don't know why not coach of the year. He's been valuable to this team and you've seen the influence he's had on this team, so that has to count for something.

    • Marcus: It's frustrating, especially when you don't accomplish your goals you set out at the top of the season. Guys have to hold themselves accountable. Management will have to do something this summer to bring in the right type of guys that want to play the right way.

    • Marcus: I have never been to Africa. It's always been a dream of mine. It's a great opportunity. I get to touch lives of people from my homeland and my blood.