Marcus Denmon

American professional basketball player

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Marcus Denmon
No. 12 – Shanghai Sharks
PositionShooting guard
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 31)
Kansas City, Missouri
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolHogan Preparatory Academy
(Kansas City, Missouri)
CollegeMissouri (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Élan Chalon
2014–2015New Basket Brindisi
2015–2016İstanbul BB
2016–2017Gaziantep Basketbol
2018–2020Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2020–presentShanghai Sharks
Career highlights and awards
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Marcus Edward Denmon II (born March 20, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association.[1] He played for the University of Missouri. He was taken 59th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2012 NBA draft.

High school career

In his senior season at Hogan Preparatory Academy, Denmon averaged 28.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while leading Hogan Prep to the Class 3 State Championships.[2] He won the 2008 DiRenna Award as the top high school player in Kansas City.[3]

College recruitment

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marcus Denmon
Kansas City, MO Hogan Prep 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 20, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 40

College career

Denmon committed to attend the University of Missouri on August 20, 2007.[4]

A reserve his freshman and sophomore seasons, Denmon started 33 out of 34 games his junior season. As a junior, Denmon averaged 16.9 points per game while earning All-Big 12 First Team, NABC All-District, and USBWA All-District honors.[2]

On August 3, 2011, Denmon was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Men's World University Games roster.[5]

As a senior, Denmon 17.7 points per game and 5 rebounds per game, earning second-team Consensus All-American, All-Big 12 First team, and USBWA All-District honors. Denmon was also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award.[6]

With 107 victories, teammates Denmon, Kim English, Laurence Bowers, and Steve Moore won more games than any senior class in Mizzou basketball history.[7]

Professional career


On July 25, 2012, Denmon signed a one-year contract with the French Pro A League club Élan Chalon.[8] On October 5, 2012, Denmon suffered a broken foot in the team's opening game against ASVEL Basket.[9] After undergoing surgery, Denmon returned to play on January 26, 2013 against JDA Dijon Basket. After the season, he then signed a 1-year contract with the Tofas S.K. of the Turkish Basketball League.[10]

On August 16, 2014, Denmon was signed by Italian team New Basket Brindisi.[11]

On August 3, 2015, Denmon returned to Turkey and signed with İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor.[12]

On September 27, 2016, Denmon signed with Gaziantep Basketbol.[13]

On July 12, 2017, Denmon signed a two-year (1+1) contract with Greek club Panathinaikos.[14] His team option was picked up on June 25, 2018, and he was bound to remain with the Euroleague team for another campaign. However, his contract was bought out by Chinese club Zhejiang Golden Bulls a month later.

On June 25, 2019, Denmon's return option to Panathinaikos was exercised by the EuroLeague club, after his successful stint in China. The new, two-year contract was put into dispute by Denmon's manager, Miško Ražnatović and Panathinaikos accepted to accommodate the player's demand, providing that he pays the designated 250.000€ contract buy-out.


On July 25, 2018, Denmon signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[15] He averaged 33.5 points per game in the 2018-2019 season and 28.4 points per game in the 2019-2020 season. On September 10, 2020, Denmon signed with the Shanghai Sharks.[16]

NBA draft rights

Denmon was drafted on June 28, 2012 by the San Antonio Spurs with the 59th selection in the draft.[17] The Spurs retained his draft rights until they renounced them on September 23, 2016.[18]

Career statistics


2017–18 Panathinaikos 28 8 13.0 .391 .417 .833 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 5.6 3.8
Career 28 8 13.0 .391 .417 .833 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 5.6 3.8

Personal life

On December 7, 2010, Denmon's cousin, Marion, known as "Lil Daddy" died three days after being shot while riding in a car.[19]


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  2. ^ a b "Marcus Denmon". Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Spani, Denmon selected for DiRenna Award". Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Marcus Denmon". Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Roster Announced For 2011 USA Men's World University Games Team". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "2011-2012 Men's John R. Wooden Award Final Ballot". Archived from the original on February 1, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Paylor, Terez. "Missouri seniors prepare for final game in Columbia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "ELAN CHALON picks up promising rookie Denmon". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Garcia, Jeff (October 6, 2012). "Report: Marcus Denmon breaks foot in season opener for Chalon". Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  10. ^ Garcia, Jeff (February 7, 2013). "DENMON MAKES POST-SURGERY RETURN TO THE COURT". Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  12. ^ Romano, Andrea (August 3, 2015). "Marcus Denmon (ex Enel Brindisi) inks with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi". MH Newsdesk Lite. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Gaziantep inks Marcus Denmon, ex Hunan". Eurobasket Inc. September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" Συμφωνία με Ντένμον. (in Greek). July 12, 2017. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Golden Bulls ink Marcus Denmon, ex Panathinaikos". Eurobasket. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Marcus Denmon inks with Shanghai". Sportando. September 10, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  17. ^ Paylor, Terez (June 28, 2012). "MU's English, Denmon drafted in second round". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  18. ^ Garcia, Paul (September 24, 2016). "SPURS WAIVE 2012 DRAFTEE MARCUS DENMON". Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  19. ^ Frederickson, Ben. "Shots fired at Kansas City funeral of Marcus Denmon's cousin". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012.

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