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Shawn Marion

PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Height Ft6
Height In7
Weight Lb228
TeamDallas Mavericks
Birth DateMay 7, 1978(age 38)
Birth PlaceWaukegan, Illinois
High SchoolClarksville HS (Clarksville, Tennessee)
CollegeVincennes (1996-1998)
UNLV (1998 1999)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick9
Draft Year1999
Draft TeamPhoenix Suns
Career Start1999
Team1Phoenix Suns
Team2Miami Heat
Team3Toronto Raptors
Years4  present
Team4Dallas Mavericks
Highlights *NBA Champion (2011) * 4× NBA All-Star ( ,    ) * 2× All-NBA Third Team (   ) * NBA All-Rookie Second Team ( ) * NJCAA Male Student Athlete of the Year (1998)

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Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Marion attended high school in Clarksville, Tennessee. Before transferring to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Marion attended the junior college Vincennes University for two years. In 1999, the Phoenix Suns drafted Marion, who was the ninth overall pick and would remain with the Suns until midway through the 2007-2008 season. The Suns traded Marion to the Miami Heat, and Marion joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2008-2009 season. Marion joined the Dallas Mavericks in 2009 and was the team's starting small forward when the Mavericks won the NBA Championship in June, 2011.

Nicknamed "The Matrix" by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the pre-season of his rookie year for his seemingly bionic athleticism, he is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league thanks to his athleticism and ability to play and defend many positions.

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