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Markel Starks - PG, 6'1, 175
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Yalova
       Date of birth: 02/21/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Georgetown
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

30th July, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Ferentino.
26th February, 2016 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Vanoli Cremona.
9th September, 2016 Germany Signed a one month tryout with Fraport Skyliners.
9th October, 2016 Germany Left Fraport Skyliners.
22nd December, 2016 Greece Signed for the remainder of the season with Koroivos.
15th July, 2017 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Yalova Belediye.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Georgetown (NCAA)
July 2014 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
July 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
July 2014 - June 2015 Ferentino (Italy, A2 Gold)
August 2015 - February 2016 Cairns Taipans (Australia)
February 2016 - June 2016 Vanoli Cremona (Italy)
September 2016 - October 2016 Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
December 2016 - June 2017 Koroivos (Greece)
July 2017 - present Yalova (Turkey, TBL)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Point Guards

Markel Starks throws tantrum, tuckers himself out and falls asleep right where he lay.

Markel Starks, Georgetown, Senior, 6'1 175lbs

2013/14 stats: 37.0 mpg, 17.3 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.3 rpg, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg, 2.3 TOpg, 2.4 fpg, 41.2% FG, 32.6% 3PT, 87.0% FT

Starks is an extremely solid point guard in all facets of the game, be it as a scorer, playmaker or defender.

As a defender, Starks fouls little and reads plays well, and generally puts forth a decent effort level albeit whilst slightly prone to giving up when beaten. He is small for the position and can be shot over, but it is not for a lack of contesting, and he moves his feet well to try to stay in front, rarely going for the steal. On offense, Starks rather lost his three point stroke last season and struggled to shoot over those bigger than he, which was quite a few. But inside the lane, he is very creative and skilled, with a strong mid-range game. Starks likes to attack the lane and gets there with body control, good feet and a relentless aggression; once there, he finishes fairly well at the basket for a small guard but better from slightly away from it, hitting floaters and runners and shooting pull-up jumpshots very well. Starks is a regular users of screens, and can either drive or pull-up in screen action, as well as being able to do that thing so few collegiate point guards can do and actually hit the roll man. He has great body control, decent speed and runs the break fairly well, and although there are some bad decisions on both passes and jumpshots along the way, Starks nevertheless much improved his IQ throughout his Hoyas career and became a leader of his team. He finds team mates, hits cutters, and has got the speed.

This ultimately is a package that may struggle to translate at the NBA level, due to his size. Starks struggles against bigger guards, and NBA guards are mostly going to be bigger than he is. However, if he gets the pull-up three to the same standard as the pull-up two, he has a chance some day.

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Signed in Turkey


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