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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Marcus Capers
Player Profile:
Marcus Capers 1269596
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 179
Hometown: Winter Haven, Fla.
High School: Montverde Academy


Marcus Capers
Marcus Capers

Winter Haven, Fla.

High School:
Montverde Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 179



Ranks on WSU's all-time list for games played (first - 135), minutes (seventh - 3447), blocks (13th - 82), assists (17th - 232), rebounds (18th - 537), blocks average (19th - 0.61).

SENIOR (2011-12)
Was the only Cougar to start all 37 games...led team with 30 blocks, while shooting a team third-best .578 (78-of-135) from the field...ranked 15th in the Pac-12 with 0.8 blocked shots per game...named Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention...scored in double-figures five times, four coming against Pac-12 foes...scored a season-high 14 points twice, against Washington (Feb. 25) and at San Francisco in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) (March 13)...also recorded a career-high eight assists against the Dons...came one points shy of a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points against Arizona State (Feb. 18)...broke the WSU record for games played with his 128th career game March 3 at USC, a record previously held by George Hamilton in 1945 and 1947-49.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Was the only Cougar to start all 35 games...shot a team third-best .529 from the field, converting 72-of-136 shot attempts, averaging 5.8 points per game...started the season with a career-high 15 rebounds against Southern (Nov. 13)...made only 3-pointer of career on lone attempt against Texas-Pan American in Spokane (Dec. 10)...scored a season-best 14 points at Santa Clara (Dec. 19), going 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-8 from the free throw line...came one rebound away from a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds against Oregon (Jan. 8)...recorded back-to-back double-figure games against Arizona State (Jan. 20) and Arizona (Jan. 22) with 10 and 11 points, respectively...went 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line for eight points in WSU's NIT Second Round defeat of Oklahoma State (March 21).

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Appeared in all 31 games, starting 28 games...went 6-for-9 from the free throw line (both career highs) against Nicholls State in the Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 27)...played a career high 43 minutes in a double-overtime loss to Oregon (Dec. 31)...pulled down a career high 10 rebounds along with 10 points for his first career double-double against Oregon State (Jan. 2)... played back-to-back 35 minute games in home games against California and Stanford (Jan. 14/Jan. 16)...posted a career high five blocks at California (Feb. 13) as team tied the scool record with 12 blocked shots...recorded a career high five steals against Washington (Feb. 27)...went 8-for-14 from the field while recording a career high 16 points against Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament (Mar. 3)...scored in double figures eight times this year.

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Appeared in 32 of 33 games, making nine starts...led the Cougars with a career-high nine rebounds in collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 15), also scored career-high six points and dished out career-high six assists...picked up first-career start at Oregon (Jan. 17) and played career-high 31 minutes...tied career-high with six points in 29 minutes against Oregon State (Feb. 15)...went 3-for-6 from the field...saw 30 minutes of action against Arizona (Feb. 26), grabbing seven rebounds and matching his career-best six assists...started postseason debut against Saint Mary's in the NIT (March 17), played 18 minutes and tied career-high six points while contributing three assists...his 32 games played is tied for fourth-most games played by a Cougar freshman.

Earned two letters under head coach David Saltman at Lake Region High School before transferring to Montverde Academy prior to his senior season...earned one letter under head coach Kevin Sutton at Montverde a FRESHMAN at LRHS led junior varsity team in scoring with 18.0 points per game while leading the team to the Polk County runner-up championship...led team in rebounding and was second in scoring as a SOPHOMORE...named second-team All-Polk County... team was district champion and regional runner-up...during his JUNIOR year served as captain while leading his squad to the district championship game, finishing the season averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game...named the 2007 Polk County News Chief All-Area Player of the Year...earned Lakeland Ledger First Team honors...a class 5A honorable a SENIOR averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game...earned class 2A third-team All-State honors...named to the Vince Carter Shootout and Montverde Academy Invitational all-tournament teams.

Born Marcus Jerome Capers Dec. 21, 1989 in Winter Haven, Fla....parents Frankie (Jerome) and Gaynell...younger brother Kevin...cousin Roy Leath Jr. played basketball at Seton Hall...enjoys playing football, swimming and bowling...plans on pursuing a degree in communication.

Minutes: 44 vs. UCLA, 3/5/11
Points: 16 vs. Oregon (Los Angeles), 3/10/10
Field Goals Made: 8 vs. Oregon (Los Angeles), 3/10/10
Field Goal Attempts: 14 vs. Oregon (Los Angeles), 3/10/10
3-Pt Field Goals Made: 1 (twice) vs. Oklahoma (Anaheim), 11/24/11
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts: 2 vs. Sacramento State, 11/30/10
Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Oregon State, 1/16/11
Free Throws Attempted: 12 vs. Oregon State, 1/6/11
Rebounds: 15 vs. Southern, 11/13/10
Assists: 8 at San Francisco, 3/13/12
Blocks: 4 at California, 2/13/10
Steals: 5 vs. Washington, 2/27/10
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