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Marcus Vinicius de Souza

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Nationality  Brazilian
Name  Marcus de
Career start  2004
2000–2001  Corinthians
Weight  102 kg

Listed weight  225 lb (102 kg)
Height  2.07 m
Role  Basketball player
Pro career  2000
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League  Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB)
Born  May 31, 1984 (age 31) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1984-05-31)
NBA draft  2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Position  Small forward, Power forward

Listed height  6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)

Marcus Vinicius de Souza

Marcus Vinicius Vieira de Souza (born May 31, 1984), better known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional basketball player. A 6'9" (2.07 m), 225 lb (102 kg) small forward–power forward, he was a second round NBA draft choice of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, in the 2006 NBA draft, chosen 43rd overall. Vinicius played professionally for Sao Carlos at the time of his selection in the 2006 NBA draft. He currently plays for Flamengo in the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).


Professional career

In 2004–05 season Vinicius played professionally in the Italian 1st Division with Premiata Montegranaro.


Vinicius played a total of 26 games for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, scoring 50 points. He spent part of the 2006–07 NBA season with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, for whom he played 13 games. In 2008, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, only to be waived 2 days later.

Brazilian national team

Vinicius has also been a member of the senior men's Brazilian national basketball team. In 2007, he won a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.


Marcus Vinicius de Souza Wikipedia