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Marlon Shelton
Marlon Shelton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochester, Mich.

High School:
Rochester HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 280

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
12/21/1979

Experience:
3V

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Three-year letterman and fifth-year squad member who has appeared in 71 games during his career, including 17 starts ... Should be cleared to play in October after missing 19 months with a knee injury ... Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee against USC (March 8) during the second-to-last game of the 2001 season ... Underwent surgery in April of 2001 and was expected to return for the 2001-02 season after a summer of rehabilitation ... Re-injured his left knee in mid-September requiring additional surgery ... Underwent a second surgery to his left knee on Oct. 16, 2001 to repair the ACL and medial meniscus ... Has a 7-foot, 4-inch (88-inch) wingspan ... His father, Lonnie Shelton, was a first-team All-Pac-8 selection in 1975 at Oregon State who had a 10-year NBA career that included five seasons in Seattle. Lonnie averaged 13.5 points per game for the 1979 NBA champion Sonics ... Brother, L.J. Shelton, is a 6-7, 320-pound offensive tackle with the Arizona Cardinals. L.J. played at Eastern Michigan before being selected in the first round, the 21st pick overall, in the 1999 NFL Draft.. 2001-02 (Red-shirt) -- Sat out the 2001-02 season as a red-shirt due to an injured left knee ... Re-injured the left knee he was rehabilitating in September and was sidelined the entire 2001-02 season ... Underwent another surgery on his left knee on Oct. 16 to repair his ACL and media meniscus. 2000-01 (Junior) -- Recorded a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against UC-Irvine (Dec. 28) ... Had a streak of 11 straight starts highlighted by an career high 13-point performance against Alabama (Dec. 21) against whom he also had seven rebounds ... Topped all Husky rebounders in four games ... Twice had double-figure rebounds in a game ... Attended Pete Newell's Big Man Camp during the summer of 2000. 1999-2000 (Sophomore) -- Played in 29 games with four starts ... Scored season-high 10 points and pulled down four rebounds in a nine-minute stint at UCLA (March 11) ... In a start against No. 2 Arizona (Feb. 10), collected a season-best eight rebounds ... Grabbed seven rebounds against top-ranked Stanford (Feb. 26) ... Twice led all Husky rebounders in a game. 1998-99 (Freshman) -- Played 13 games, including seven Pac-10 contests ... Had three rebounds and two points in an 11-minute playing stint at Hawai'i-Hilo (Nov. 27) ... Blocked two shots in one minute of action at Oregon State (Feb. 11) ... Verbally committed to Washington after the late signing period, on June 12, 1998.

ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL
Voted Most Valuable Player after averaging 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game his senior prep campaign for an 8-13 Rochester squad ... Amassed 14 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocked shots in his final prep game, against Rochester Adams High School ... Tallied nine points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as a junior when the team had a 4-17 record ... Team posted a 12-8 record his sophomore season, during which he averages six points and seven rebounds ... Rochester won the city championship with a 19-1 record his freshman season in which he averaged four points and six rebounds ... Made recruiting visits to Arizona State, Central Michigan, USC and West Virginia.

COACH ROMAR ON MARLON SHELTON
"Marlon is a guy that doesn't mind giving up his body on the boards, getting physical inside and taking charges. He understands how to play. He's the only guy on our team that's been involved in an NCAA Tournament situation and that type of experience can do nothing but help."

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