Coach Marcus was a 1,496 point scorer in Highschool at Westwood regional High School. He was selected 1st Team All-League, 1st Team All North Jersey, 2nd team All-state and Honorable Mention All-Decade team. He continued his playing carrer at the Division 1 level where he was a starter at Morgan State University. His freshmen year he was voted rookie of the year. He finished up his playing career at Wilmingtion University where he received a degree in Sports and bussiness managment.