Marcus Camby

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Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He is a former defensive player of the year during the 2006–07 NBA season, leading the league in blocked shots per game.[1] Camby is also a two-time member of the NBA all-defensive team.


High school

Camby, a native of Connecticut, began his high school career at Conard High School in West Hartford. He transferred to Hartford Public High School where he finished his high school education.[2] In his senior season, Camby averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds, 8 blocks and 8 assists, en route to a 27-0 record and state title. He was named Gatorade's Connecticut Player of the Year.[3]

College career

Camby played three seasons for the UMass Minutemen. He is second all-time in total blocked shots (336) at UMass and the fourth-ever college player to have at least 300 total career blocked shots.[4] He had an NCAA freshman record 105 total rejections during his first year at UMass, and was named the Atlantic 10's Freshman of the Year.[4] Camby was named to the A-10's First Team during his sophomore season in 1994-95, as the Minutemen reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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