Key starter at shooting guard for UAB squad which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored in double-digits 19 different times ... led team in scoring eight times, rebounding and assists three times ... ranked ninth in C-USA in threes per game ... tied career-highs with 21 points and six rebounds in NCAA tourney win over LSU (3/17) ... scored last seven points of game and 13 total to anchor win at Houston one day after his mother passed away (3/5) ... scored 15 in DePaul win (3/2) ... dished career-best six assists at Saint Louis (2/23) ... led team with 16 at Cincinnati (2/19) ... led team with 16 in wins over ECU (1/15) and Memphis (1/22) ... notched career high 21 points and six rebounds at South Alabama (12/31) ... co-leader with 13 points in Alabama A&M win (12/28) ... scored 15 points and had four steals against Marshall (12/4).
SOUTHEASTERN (IOWA) CC (2002-04)
Started two years at Southeastern Community College ... led team to two NJCAA National Championships in 2003 and 2004 ... team had a 69-5 record and was a perfect 8-0 in the national tournament during his two-year stint ... led team to a 37-1 overall record in 2003 and 32-4 overall record in 2004 ... averaged 13.4 points, 3.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per contest last season ... also shot 44 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the arc ... earned honorable mention all-region accolades ... was also named to the NJCAA All-tournament team in 2004 ... drained 82 three-pointers in 2004 ... his 157 career three-pointers rank second in school history ... connected on nine three-pointers in a game during the season, and hit for six three-pointers on two other occasions.
Attended Northside High School in Memphis ... was team captain as a junior and senior ... averaged 20.6 points per contest during four-year career ... was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal's All-Metro team as a senior ... named to district all-tournament team.
Full name is Marvett Pershun McDonald ... born on April 30, 1983 ... parents are the late Symone Neal Bell and Darryl McDonald. ... has four siblings (Jamille Neal, Jeramie Neal, Kenyata Neal and Aleah McDonald) ... major is philosophy.