Marks a trail blazer

Auckland-born Sean Marks, 35, the first New Zealander to play in the NBA, has been signed with Portland’s Trail Blazers. Marks came out of the University of California-Berkeley and was drafted 44th overall by the New York Knicks in 1998. He went on to play for Toronto, Miami, San Antonio, Phoenix and New Orleans. His NBA career averages are 3. points, 2.3 rebounds and .2 assists in 1.2 minutes per game. He will wear jersey no 4. Internationally, Marks represented New Zealand. He competed in the 2 and 24 Olympic Games. Marks became an American citizen in 27.

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