UNCPBraves.com sat down with senior guard Marcus Heath to learn of his opinion on a variety of topics ranging from the talent he would like to have to how he wants to be remembered when he leaves Pembroke. The following 20 questions are a part of a continuing feature at your official Internet home for UNCP athletics.
The Greensboro, N.C., native has held a key position in the success of the UNCP men's basketball team since the start of his freshman year in 2008. The senior has started all 21 games this season for the Black and Gold has totaled 654 minutes on the court, for an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He is fourth on the team in free throw shooting percentage with 77.8 percent. The 6-3 guard is shooting 48.9 percent from the field and distributes the ball very well amongst his teammates, while averaging 3.5 assists per game to lead the squad. Heath averages 12.3 points per game as well as 3.8 rebounds per contest. He is third on the team in steals with 0.9 per game.
Heath was sixth in the Peach Belt Conference his sophomore season with an average of 4.18 assists per game during conference contests and ninth in conference play with an impressive 1.04 assist-to-turnover ratio. Last season, he finished second on the team with a 40.5 percent average from behind the arch. Most recently, he passed his previously held career-high of 21 points against conference rival, USC- Aiken with 23 points to lead the Braves to a 78-69 win.
20 Questions With UNCP Senior Guard Marcus Heath
Best Part About Road Games: Seeing our team chemistry and focus go to another level, as well as getting a chance to see other cities and universities while getting a break away from school. On the other hand some bus rides become uncomfortable and boring at times especially without a pillow and music.
Your Idea Of Perfect Happiness: Reaching all of your goals in life while seeing all of your dreams come true.
Youngest Childhood Memory: Playing basketball all day everyday from the time school let out until the street lights came on.
What Is A Fear You Have That Most People Don't Know About?: Germs
If You Had Your Own Energy Drink, What Would It Be Called?: 2nd Wind "When you have none left in the tank is on E"
I Am Most Proud Of: My family
Favorite Song To Work Out To: Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Boosie, T.I.
Talent You'd Most Like To Have: Being able to be box like Doug E. Fresh
Proudest Sports Moment: Seeing the growth of a program that was once at the bottom of the Peach Belt Conference to it now blossoming into a strong program that is a top contender.
Best Place To Take A Date: Surprise her by taking her somewhere she has never been before.
Living Person You Admire Most: My brother, Rick Lewis, who has played a huge role in my life, not only as my brother but as a father figure.
Any Significance To The Number On Your Jersey?: It was the last jersey left so I guess it choose me in a way.
When I Grow Up, I Want To Be: A successful business owner and skill development coach who is a role model to others.
When You Were Younger, What Were You Always Getting In Trouble For?: Laughing too much especially at the wrong times.
Super Power I'd Like To Have: Being able to fly
What I Love Most About UNCP?: The knowledge, memories and experiences that I have gained over years along with the lifelong friends I've made while coming to college.
I Came To UNCP Because: Of the opportunities I would have further in life along with having a chance to rebuild a program while being able to gain great knowledge about the game of basketball from great coaches.
My Advice To Youngsters Would Be: Don't ever let anyone tell you what you can't do or can't become in life. Anything is possible through hard work and determination.
What Is One Thing You Want To Happen Before You Leave UNCP?: I want to bring a National Championship to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and to the community of Pembroke.
How Do You Want People At UNCP To Remember You?: As someone who is going places in life.