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Why have our GREAT SCOUTS missed on this guy?

MARCUS DOUTHIT

Height: 210cm / 6'11''
Position: Power Forward / Center
Born: 1980
Weight: 106kg / 233.2lbs

Marcus Douthit's name might not ring a bell, especially if you haven't followed Asian basketball. I have quite intently watched this guy play for sometime now. He's of particular interest to me because he was naturalized by the Philippine government so that he could play for the Philippine team in FIBA Asia. During the FIBA Asia last year, he was among the, if not the, best big men in the entire tournament.

He is very disciplined on defense and has great timing. He handles the ball well for a big man and has a decent mid-range jumper and passing skills. He's fundamentally sound and I think if you would be able to see him play, you would not laugh at me saying that he's sort of like a poor man's Tim Duncan. Yes, he reminds me a lot of Timmeh... never flashy... very fundamental... but so efficient.

What I like most about him is that he's very composed and smart. Now, this brings me to the purpose of this post. I think he would be a great addition to our lineup as the 3rd big man behind Timmeh and Tiago... I must admit that he would not be a great option for the future because he'll be 32 this year, but since we have a great chance at getting Timmeh's 5th ring, then I think he'll be useful for us during the regular season... and possibly the playoffs.

Well, I'm really just impressed with this guy so I beg your pardon if you find this post annoying.

Hereunder is the link to his stats in the leagues he's been to in recent years.

http://www.asia-basket.com/player.asp?Cntry=PHI&PlayerID=38203

Hereunder is also an excerpt I got from wikipedia.

Douthit played for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the NBA Development League, the official minor league organization of the National Basketball Association, during the 2005–06 season. Playing under coach Michael Cooper, he was part of the team's starting lineup along with Tony Bland, TJ Cummings, Andreas Glyniadakis, and Tierre Brown, who was the league's MVP during the 2003–04 season.

While playing for the Thunderbirds, currently known as the New Mexico Thunderbirds after it moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Douthit averaged 16.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.[14] Douthit also helped the team defeat the Fort Worth Flyers, 119-108, to win the 2005–06 NBA Development League Championship, scoring 11 points and collecting 15 rebounds during the championship game.

Hereunder is the summary of his college career.

Career Highlights: Finished career ranked second all-time in blocks at Providence with 295. Finished third in the Big East and seventh in the nation in blocked shots per game as a senior (3.2 bpg).

Senior (2003-04): Earned the team’s Marvin Barnes Defensive Player Award for second consecutive year. Tied a Jimmy V Classic record with six blocks against Illinois. Recorded the fifth highest single-season total for blocked shots at Providence with 92.

Junior (2002-03): Finished season ranked 11th in the nation in blocks per game (3.0 bpg). Tallied 97 blocks on the season, the school’s fourth highest single-season total ever. Earned the team’s Marvin Barnes Defensive Player Award. Tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals against Richmond in the NIT Opening Round.

Sophomore (2001-02): Registered a career-high seven blocks to go along with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Sacred Heart. Scored five points and grabbed four rebounds against Georgetown in the Big East Tournament.

Freshman (2000-01): Scored a career-high 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while recording his first career double-double against Brown en route to Rookie of the Week honors.

Strengths: Long and athletic big man who can run the floor and block shots. Didn’t get many chances to show offensive skills in college.

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