44 Zeke Marshall
44 Zeke Marshall
Height: 7-0
Weight: 235
Year: Jr.
Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.
High School: McKeesport High School
Position: C

Strong interior defender and dominate shot-blocker ... the first top-100 recruit to sign with a Mid-American Conference program since Rivals.com began its ranking system in 2003 ... is the career blocked-shots leader at Akron (246) … named one of the Top 25 seniors in the nation heading into the 2012-13 season by Will Osgood, a writer for the Bleacher Report ... has played in nine MAC Tournament games (including three title contests), one NCAA Tournament game, one NIT game and one College Basketball Invitational game during his career ... boasts a 7-foot-5 wingspan and wears a size 18 shoe.

as a Junior (2011-12): Started all 34 games for the Zips, leading the squad in points per game (10.4) and tied for the team lead in rebounds per game (5.4) … named MAC Defensive Player of the Year and Second-team All-MAC … is just the second player in the history of the MAC (since 1974) to lead the league in blocked shots for three-consecutive season (James Hughes, NIU, 2005-07) … finished the season with a school-record 95 blocked shots, sixth most in MAC history … also concluded the campaign with 246 career blocked shots, fifth most all-time in league history … broke the Akron career blocked shots mark, previously held by Romeo Travis (165, 2004-07) against Detroit on Nov. 26 … his 95 blocked shots were more than 122 Division I teams during the 2011-12 season … ranked 13th in the nation in blocked shots per game (2.79) … blocked 8.6 percent of the shots taken by an Akron opponent while on the floor, tops in the MAC and 13th in the nation … broke his own single-season blocked shots record while posting the top junior mark in school history … set the Rhodes Arena mark for blocked shots by an Akron player with seven against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 15) … recorded at least one blocked shot in 30 games, including 23 contests with two or more swats … led the team with 20 double-digit scoring games and two 20-plus point games … finished the season ranked first in blocked shots (95) and blocked shots per game (2.8), fifth in field goal percentage (.542), tied for 15th in rebounds per game (5.4) and 26th in points per game (10.4) in the MAC … recorded career single-game highs for assists (3), steals (3) and minutes played (37) … shot a career-best .706 from the charity stripe (108-of-153) … named preseason Second-Team All-MAC by Rivals.com, the top shot blocker by Sporting News, preseason All-MAC in the MAC Media poll and the league’s best defender by Lindy’s magazine.

as a Sophomore (2010-11): Played in all 36 games, making 35 starts, to tie the school record for most games played in a season ... named the 2011 MAC Tournament MVP and to the MAC All-Tournament Team, averaging 8.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.3 blocked shots and 1.8 assists per game ... named to the preseason All-Mid-American Conference team by Sporting News and second-team All-Mid-American Conference team by Lindy’s Sports magazines ... set the MAC Tournament single game (9) and overall tournament (17) blocked shots records ... led the MAC in blocked shots (92) and blocked shots per game (2.97) for the second-consecutive season ... was second on the team in field goal percentage (.504), good for sixth in the MAC ... second on the team in rebounds (175) and rebounds per game (4.9) ... had one of the best games of his career in the MAC title game on March 12, recording nine points, 13 rebounds, nine blocked shots and two assists against Kent State ... his nine blocks in the MAC Championship game (March 12) were the most in Akron history and the performance is tied for the second-most in any game in MAC history ... his sophomore performance for blocked shots (92) ranks seventh on the all-time season blocked shots list in the MAC ... recorded 27 multi-block games on the season (42 through his first two seasons) ... recorded two double-doubles including a 14 point, 14 rebound performance against Arkansas-Little Rock (Dec. 21) and a 20 point, 11 rebound effort against Kent State (Jan. 8) ... reached double figures in the scoring column on nine occasions ... earned MAC East Player of the Week honors on Jan. 10 ... scored a career-high 22 points against Youngstown State (Nov. 20) ... had five points, six rebounds and four blocked shots against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament (March 18).

as a Freshman (2009-10): Named to the MAC All-Freshman team ... appeared in all 35 games, tied for second-most in school history for a freshman ... made 28 starts, including all four postseason contests ... led the MAC in blocks (59) and blocks/game (1.69) ... tied the previous school record for shots blocked in a game, swatting six shots against Niagara (Nov. 29) and Eastern Michigan (March 11) ... his pair of six-block performances were tops in the conference ... six blocks against Niagara (Nov. 29) tied the old Rhodes Arena record for an Akron player ... set the UA freshman record for blocks in a season (59), bettering the previous record by 34 blocks (25) ... blocked multiple shots in 15 contests ... posted at least one blocked shot in his first 11 collegiate contests ... blocked 16 shots over a five-game stretch, beginning with a two-block performance against Howard (Nov. 22) and ending with a two-block showing against Malone (Dec. 12) ... posted a double-double in his first collegiate start, tallying 10 points and 12 rebounds in the season opener against Austin Peay (Nov. 15) ... scored 13 points against Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 20) ... fell one rebound shy of a double-double in his first postseason game, posting 13 points, nine boards and six blocks against Eastern Michigan (March 11) ... his six blocks in the MAC Quarterfinals against EMU tied him for third-most in a MAC Tournament contest at that time ... had 11 rebounds against Malone (Dec. 12).

at McKeesport High School: Averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots as a senior, when the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Tournament ... as a junior, averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots, while helping his team to a 20-5 record, a sectional championship and an appearance in the second round of the state tournament ... during summer 2008, participated in the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy on the Akron campus and the Nike Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy in Phoenix – events designed to showcase the nation’s best high school players.

Personal: Born Dec. 13, 1990 ... son of Nicole and Darryl Bozeman ... has four siblings ... pursuing a major in computer information systems.