29 Facts About Marcus Camby


Marcus Dion Camby was born on March 22,1974 and is an American former professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association.


Marcus Camby transferred to Hartford Public High School where he finished his high school education.


Marcus Camby was named Gatorade's Connecticut Player of the Year.


Marcus Camby had an NCAA freshman record 105 total rejections during his first year at UMass, and was named the Atlantic 10's Freshman of the Year.


In 1997, UMass' visit to the Final Four was vacated by the NCAA because Marcus Camby had been found to have accepted $28,000 from two sports agents.


The article reported that Marcus Camby had received "jewelry, rental cars and prostitutes" from the agents.


Marcus Camby was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame on September 10,2010.


Marcus Camby returned to school, taking online courses from UMass, and earned his degree on May 12,2017.


Marcus Camby was selected second overall in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.


Marcus Camby was traded to the New York Knicks in a draft-day deal for Charles Oakley, and for his first two seasons in New York, Marcus Camby backed up veteran All-Star center Patrick Ewing.


Marcus Camby, who ended up with scratches on his face from both incidents, was suspended for five games and fined $25,000.


Marcus Camby, after getting traded to Denver, accused the Knicks training staff of misdiagnosing his injury and causing him to miss more games than he should have.


Marcus Camby led the NBA in blocked shots for several seasons.


Marcus Camby averaged 12.8 points per game and led the league in blocks per game, while helping Denver earn a playoff berth by winning the Northwest Division.


Marcus Camby was one of 10 players ejected from the game, but received no suspension.


Marcus Camby finished the season averaging 13.1 rebounds per game, 18.1 rebounds per 48 minutes, 10.2 defensive rebounds per game, 14.1 defensive rebounds per 48 minutes, 3.61 blocks per game, 4.96 blocks per 48 minutes, 285 total blocks, 1.06 steals per game and 3.3 assists per game.


On December 26,2007, in a Nuggets' home win against the Milwaukee Bucks, Marcus Camby posted a triple-double, with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.


On January 14,2008, in a Nuggets' road loss against the Charlotte Bobcats, Marcus Camby had a game of 20 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks.


Marcus Camby became only the fourth player since 1990 to have at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks in one game.


On July 15,2008, Marcus Camby was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for the option to swap second-round draft picks in the 2010 NBA draft.


Marcus Camby said that he was unhappy that he was traded from the Nuggets, essentially being made the scapegoat for their lack of post-season success.


Marcus Camby had 19 points, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 4 blocks.


On February 16,2010, Marcus Camby was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Blake, Travis Outlaw, and 1.5 million dollars in cash.


Marcus Camby was traded at the deadline on March 15,2012, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet and a second round draft pick.


On July 11,2012, Marcus Camby was traded to the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade deal that involved Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, and two future draft picks going to the Rockets.


On July 29,2013, Marcus Camby re-signed with the Houston Rockets.


Marcus Camby tutored South Hadley students while at UMass, and has been active in charities throughout his career.


Marcus Camby was active with several Denver-area charities as a Nugget.


Marcus Camby himself was at the scene with police during the stand-off.