Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American professional basketball player with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league thanks to his athleticism and ability to play many positions.
Marion was born in Waukegan, Illinois and played high school basketball in Clarksville, Tennessee at Clarksville High School, where he was a teammate of future NBA player Trenton Hassell of the New Jersey Nets.
After high school he attended Vincennes University, a junior college in Indiana, before transferring to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he played collegiately.
Marion was selected by the Suns in the first round and ninth overall in the 1999 NBA Draft.
Nicknamed The Matrix by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the pre-season of his rookie year for his seemingly bionic athleticism, Marion was selected to the western conference All-Star team for the first time in 2002-03 season.
In 2004 he was selected to the US Olympic men's basketball team.
In 2005, he was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star Team and selected to the 2004-05 All-NBA Third Team. That year he became the first
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