Career Notes: Transferred to DePaul on June 27, 2013... enrolled as a graduate student after completing undergraduate degree at Purdue... two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in 108 career collegiate games (75 at Purdue/33 at DePaul).
2013-14 (Senior): Started 24 of 33 games played... averaged 18.6 minutes per game and shot .600 (60-100) from the field... seven games in double-figures and two games with 10-plus rebounds... ranked among BIG EAST leaders for all games in blocked shots (t8th - 1.0 bpg) and offensive rebounds (9th - 2.2 orpg)... in league games only, ranked in blocked shots (t5th - 1.1 bpg) and offensive rebounds (t11th - 1.9 orpg)... 10 points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots against Seton Hall... 11 points and eight boards at Xavier... 15 points at Providence with six rebounds and two rejections... 10 points against Villanova with seven rebounds and two blocks... five points, four rebounds and three blocks against Xavier... eight points, six boards at Butler... 12 points, five rebounds at Northwestern... converted back-to-back three-point plays in final minute before Billy Garrett Jr.'s buzzer beater in the 57-56 win over the Wildcats... 11 boards, four points at Illinois State... posted first career double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds against Florida Atlantic... totaled 15 points (6-6 FG) against Oregon State with six rebounds, two steals... first player to go perfect from the field (min. five attempts) since Krys Faber on Feb. 12, 2011... Faber went 5-for-5 at West Virginia... four points, four rebounds at Milwaukee... five points, four boards and two blocked shots against Wright State... grabbed five rebounds against Southern Miss... made DePaul debut with four points, two blocked shots and two rebounds against Grambling State.
2012-13 (Junior at Purdue): Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in 29 games... started five times... averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 9.3 minutes per game... averaged 6.8 points and 3.6 boards over last 11 games... led Purdue in blocks six times and rebounds once... three games in double-figures... nine points, four rebounds and two steals against Santa Clara in the CBI quarterfinals... eight points, a rebound and a block against Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI... six boards, four points against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament... 13 points to go along with five rebounds against No. 7/8 Michigan... 10 points, five rebounds and three steals off the bench at No. 17/16 Wisconsin... seven points, a season-high seven rebounds and a pair of blocks at No. 1/2 Indiana... six points and posted four rebounds at Illinois... two points, four rebounds and three steals against No. 15/14 Ohio State... seven points, five rebounds and a block against Lamar... 11 points, five rebounds and a block against Hofstra.
2011-12 (Sophomore at Purdue): Academic All-Big Ten honoree... played in 24 games with eight starts... averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game... season-high six rebounds against Kansas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament... five points, three boards and blocked two shots against Saint Mary's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored four points, grabbed four boards and blocked a shot against Butler at the Crossroads Classic... six points and four rebounds against Western Michigan in first career start... eight points and five rebounds against Northern Illinois.
2010-11 (Freshman at Purdue): Played in 22 games... averaged 1.0 point and 1.5 rebounds in 5.1 minutes... led Purdue in rebounds twice and blocks once... posted season highs with 12 points and eight rebounds against Alcorn State... led the team with seven rebounds in the win over North Florida... four rebounds and an assist against Austin Peay... four points, a rebound and a block against Howard.
2009-10 (at Purdue): Redshirted his first season in the Purdue program after injuring his foot in preseason practice.
High School: Rated the No. 14 center in his class by ESPN.com... moved to La Porte, Ind. to attend La Lumiere from Nedelisce, Croatia, prior to his senior year... averaged 15 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots for La Lumiere in 2008-09... coached by Delray Brooks.
Personal: Full name is Aleksandar Marcius... last name is prounounced mar-chooch... son of Miran and Sanja Marcius... has a brother, Dejan... earned degree at Purdue in building construction management... pursuing a masters of science degree in Marketing at DePaul.
Marcius by the Numbers
2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics*
2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics*
2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics*
Points: 19, vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 12, 2013)
Rebounds: 12, vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 12, 2013)
Assists: 2, vs. Temple (Nov. 18, 2011)*
Steals: 3 (2x), last vs. Wisconsin (March 3, 2013)*
Blocked Shots: 3 (2x), last vs. Xavier (Jan. 20, 2014)
Field Goals: 8, vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 12, 2013)
Field Goal Attempts: 12, vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 12, 2013)
3pt. Field Goals: --
3pt. Field Goal Attempts: --
Free Throws: 7, at Providence (Feb. 15, 2014)
Free Throw Attempts: 10, at Providence (Feb. 15, 2014)
Minutes: 35, vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 25, 2014)
Games in Double-Figures: 11
10-Rebound Games: 2