Blue Demons host the Raiders at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosemont
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.
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.
Career Highs Points: 13, vs. Michigan (March 6, 2013)* Rebounds: 8, vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 17, 2010)* Assists: 2, vs. Temple (Nov. 18, 2011)* Steals: 3 (2x), last vs. Wisconsin (March 3, 2013)* Blocked Shots: 2 (4x), last vs. Northwestern (Feb. 24, 2013)* Field Goals: 6, vs. Michigan (March 6, 2013)* Field Goal Attempts: 9, vs. Michigan (March 6, 2013)* 3pt. Field Goals: -- 3pt. Field Goal Attempts: -- Free Throws: 4 (3x), last vs. Western Illinois (March 20, 2013)* Free Throw Attempts: 6 (2x), last at Wisconsin (March 3, 2013)* Minutes: 21, at Wisconsin (March 3, 2013)* Games in Double-Figures: 4*