| 225 lb (102 kg)|
| Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB)|
May 31, 1984 (age 31)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1984-05-31)
2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Small forward, Power forward
6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Marcus Vinicius de Souza Wikipedia
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).
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.
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.