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#30 Arman Marks
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Eastern
Major: Communication Studies
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2012-13:

  • Played a season-high 11 minutes vs. East Tennessee State with four rebounds and three assists
  • Finished with five points, his first scoring of the season, in home win over UNCW

2011-12:

  • Five games with 10+ points
  • One game with three or more steals
  • One game with four or more made three-pointers
  • Made JMU debut with seven points, five rebounds and two steals against Canisius. First basket a three to cap an 8-0 second-half run and reclaim the lead
  • Career-high 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting vs. Kent State
  • Matched career high with 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting vs. Rhode Island in Orlando
  • Five points and career-high seven rebounds against George Mason, three pointer with one minute to go cut margin to five after Dukes trailed by 24 with eight on clock
  • Career highs of 14 points, four made threes and five steals before fouling out late in home loss to Hofstra
  • First career start at Georgia State with 10 points and five rebounds in 40 minutes
  • Eight points and season-high seven rebounds in start at Detroit
  • Nine points and four boards in second straight start at Drexel
  • Seven points, all at the charity stripe, with two assists, two rebounds and a steal in regular season final vs. Towson

Before JMU:

  • Played for Eastern High School in Louisville
  • Also played for Erik Browning on the BA Hoyas club basketball team
  • Averaged nine points, five rebounds and two steals as a senior
  • Set program record with 51 three-pointers as a senior
  • Helped lead Eagles to a 33-3 season while reaching state semifinals.
  • Eastern ranked first in state of Kentucky by Associated Press and sat 14th in the nation by USAToday prior to loss in state semifinals with a final ranking of 38th by MaxPreps.com
  • Was fourth member of his high school team to commit to a Division I program
  • Named a Kentucky All-Star and represented the state in a two-game series against Indiana All-Stars. Went 3-for-4 with eight points and five rebounds in 105- 103 loss in Louisville followed the next night with nine points, two boards and a steal in a 94-82 setback in Indianapolis
  • Named to scholastic honor roll as a senior

Personal:

  • Son of Sharon Marks and Quintin Marks
  • Communication Studies Major
  • Enjoys playing video games and ping-pong

Career Statistics: 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12   31-3  498  16.1  46  123  .374  24  65  .369  27  39  .692  23  64  87  2.8  58  14  24  28  143  4.6 
2012-13   9-0  43  4.8  12  .250  .111  1.000  0.8  1.0 
TOTAL  40-3  541  13.5  49  135  .363  25  74  .338  29  41  .707  28  66  94  2.4  60  20  29  30  152  3.8 

Career Highs

Pts 14 Hofstra 1/21/12
Reb 7 3x, Detroit 2/18/12
FG 5 UNCW 3/2/12
FGA 12 UNCW 3/2/12
3FG 4 Hofstra 1/21/12 
3FGA 6 2x, Georgia State 1/23/12 
FT 7 Towson 2/25/12
FTA 10 Towson 2/25/12
Ast 2 2x, Towson 2/25/12
Bl 1 Citadel 12/19/11
Stl 5 Hofstra 1/21/12
Min 33 Georgia State 1/23/12

 


 

Getting to know Arman...

Why did you choose JMU?
Because of the fun loving and inspiring atmosphere.

What is your major and why?
I'm trying to get into communications, because I enjoy talking to people and inspiring them.           

If not basketball, what other sport would you play?
I would probably play something along the lines of tennis, because it's just about as competitive as you get.           

What is your favorite thing to do in Harrisonburg?
To inspire other people.           

If you could go anywhere on vacation where would it be and why?
Hawaii, because of its relaxation powers.           

How old were you when you first knew that you wanted to play basketball in college?
During my freshmen year in high school.           

Where did you live your freshman year?
Chesapeake Hall           

Which of your teammates would you most want to play in a one-on-one game and why?
Charles Cooke, because he is very similar to me in a competitive state.           

What is one thing every JMU student should do at JMU before graduating?
Have fun!           

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Inspiring people and motivating them to do their best.           

What will it take for you to consider this season a success?
Hard work           

What was your most embarrassing moment in high school?
I don't know, I was comfortable in pretty much any situation, because I made it funny.           

What is your go-to song to get into the right mindset for a game?
Any fast-paced gospel music, because it makes me thankful for what I have and how far I've come.

Who on the team would be best at playing another sport?
Andre Nation           

Favorites:

NBA Team: Lakers
NBA Player: Dwayne Wade
Dessert: Ice Cream
US State: Kentucky
Video Game: Dragon Ball Z
Month: May
Pro Mascot: Duke Dog
Super Hero: The Hulk
Pizza Topping: Pepperoni
US President: Obama
Sneaker: Nike Air Max

Pick One:

PC or Mac: PC
DC or Marvel Comics: Both are very good
D-Hall or E-Hall: D-hall
Twitter or Facebook: Facebook
Breakfast or Dinner: Both
Peanut or Plain M&Ms: Peanut M&M's
NBA All-Star Game or Dunk Contest: Dunk Contest
Wal-Mart or Target: Wal-Mart
Sports Center or Mike and Mike: Sports Center