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Encyclopedia > Marcus Camby
Marcus Camby
Position Power forward/Center
Height ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Team Denver Nuggets
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born March 22, 1974 (1974-03-22) (age 33)
Hartford, Connecticut
College UMass
Draft 2nd overall, 1996
Toronto Raptors
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Toronto Raptors (1996–1998)
New York Knicks (1998–2002)
Awards 1996 USBWA College Player of the Year
1996 John R. Wooden Award
1996 Naismith Award
1996-97 NBA All-Rookie First Team
2004-05 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2005-06 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2006-2007 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. His college basketball record at UMass was outstanding, earning him a Player of the Year award for 1995-1996. He led the team to numerous #1 rankings and the 1996 Final Four. The UMass Minutemen's visit to the Final Four was later officially vacated by the NCAA because Camby had been found to have accepted $28,000 from two sports agents.[2][3] In 1996, forgoing his senior year at the University of Massachusetts, he was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the second pick of the NBA Draft. Marcus wore number 21 at UMass, a number formerly belonging to G. Sean Nelen. Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 1996 NBA Draft - 26 June 1996 - East Rutherford, New Jersey The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually to college basketballs top male and female player. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... The University of Massachusetts (commonly referred to as UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ... 1996 NBA Draft - 26 June 1996 - East Rutherford, New Jersey The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ...


Camby's previous NBA teams were the the Toronto Raptors (1996-1998) and the New York Knicks (1998-2002). Although he has led the NBA in shots blocked for several seasons, constant injuries have limited the impact of his career in the NBA. However, the 2005-06 season was one of Camby's most successful, as he posted career highs in rebounds and steals and averaged 12.8 points a game, while helping lead the Nuggets to the playoffs. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Marcus Camby was arrested on charges of marijuana possession in South Windsor, Connecticut, after police stopped him for a driving offense in June 1997. On July 1, 1997, he agreed to a plea deal that required him to complete sixteen hours of community service in exchange for dismissal of the drug charge.[4] Charges against Camby were dropped after he fulfilled the community service. A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Location Location of South Windsor within Connecticut. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 23, 2001, Camby's mother and two sisters were taken hostage in their own home by Hartford resident Troy Crooms. Crooms, who was charged with kidnapping, first-degree sexual assault, burglary and possession of a weapon, alledgedly held the women at knife-point over an eight-hour long stand-off with police.[5] April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was also known for making comments regarding the NBA's newly implemented dress code, saying that "I don't see it happening unless every NBA player is given a stipend to buy clothes." He was highly criticized for that quote, in large part because he is scheduled to make 7.5 million dollars this season. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ...


Marcus Camby has always been committed to community outreach. He established Cambyland Youth Foundation in 1996 (non-profit). Cambyland partners with school and community organizations to provide opportunities for young people.


On 16 December 2006, he was involved in the Knicks-Nuggets brawl. Camby was ejected from the game along with nine others, but received no suspension. The Knicks-Nuggets Brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden, New York, on December 16th, 2006. ...


On April 27, 2007, Camby received the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.[6] He averaged 3.3 blocks per game[6] (1st in league), 11.7 rebounds per game[6] (5th in league), (9.3 defensive (2nd in league)), and 1.24 steals per game (1st among centers).[6] The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ...


References

  1. ^ Spears, Marc J.; "Camby to win defensive award", The Denver Post, April 27,2007
  2. ^ Decourcy, Mike; "An asterisk can't ruin UMass' Final Four dream", "The Sporting News", June 9, 1997
  3. ^ Vatour, Mark, "Remembering the magical Final Four season: Players and coaches reflect 10 years later" The Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 24, 2005.
  4. ^ Camby Arrested - New York Times
  5. ^ http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10F13FA3D5D0C778EDDAD0894D9404482&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fC%2fCamby%2c%20Marcus
  6. ^ a b c d Camby second Nugget to win top defensive award, published April 28, 2007

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Preceded by
Joe Smith
Naismith Award Winners Men
1996
Succeeded by
Tim Duncan
Preceded by
Ed O'Bannon
Wooden Award Winners Men
1996
Succeeded by
Tim Duncan
Preceded by
Ben Wallace
NBA Defensive Player of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
incumbent

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