Marcus Liberty Suncoast basketball



Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Dennis Maffezzoli Posted Jul 2, 2020 at 1:50 PM Former NBA player returns to Thunder after coaching boys team for 5 years A former NBA player is returning to a familiar bench. Marcus Liberty, who played for the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons during his four-year NBA career, will coach the ... More

Marcus Liberty Talks Illini Basketball: Inside Fighting Illini Athletics Podcast


Asmussen | Liberty believes in Underwood’s process

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:00am | Bob Asmussen Photo by: News-Gazette Can you believe it's been 30 years since the Flyin' Illini took college basketball by storm? Lou Henson's 1988-89 Illinois team might be the most famous to have not won a national title. Michigan made sure of that in the semifinals at Seattle, with Sean Higgins scoring a late ... More

Who Should Join A Travel Basketball Team?

Summer travel basketball teams are designed to both further a players development and can be important later for college recruiting. The younger teams will get an incredible experience in local travel, fundamentals of the game and becoming competitive. Players and families that have not participated in travel teams may be a little ... More

Benefits of Individual or Small Group Training

Team Practices Can Be Lecture Heavy Student athletes are overly distracted, and nowadays it takes a highly structured and hands-on approach to earn their attention and keep them engaged for extended periods of time. Much of the team/groups time is spent explaining and walking through offensive and defensive sets. This is vital to any ... More


What’s Up With Marcus Liberty?

Chicago Sun-Times logo BY NEIL HAYES Marcus Liberty is not bitter. He wants to make that clear. The former King and Illinois star is living in Sarasota, Florida, near best friend and former Illini teammate Nick Anderson, and the temperature was a balmy 65 degrees earlier this week when folks in Chicago were still digging out from the ... More

VOICES: Marcus Liberty aimed for the hoop, and found a purpose

By DAVID HACKETT Posted Jul 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM Former NBA star Marcus Liberty mentors YMCA campers in Sarasota. The bearded man in a tucked-out shirt, jeans and white sneakers gripped a basketball in one hand and walked to center court. Sitting in a semi-circle before him at the Bari Brooks gym were 20 children from the ... More

NBA Lengend Camp: 2013


Triple-shot of Florida sweetness

~  By Doug Fernandes Just to be sure, I checked a tournament bracket still in play. (Not mine, the sheet of cerebrally flatline picks decomposing rapidly at the Sarasota County Landfill). Yep, as I thought, the glasses don't need upgrading after all. Not one, not two, but three Florida schools do, in fact, comprise college basketball's ... More

Liberty goes to head of class; Prep  player of year has magic touch

USA TODAY- McLean, Va. Author: John Pitts Date: Apr 16, 1987 Start Page: 01.C Section: SPORTS It's not surprising that Chicago schoolboy Marcus Liberty idolizes Magic Johnson. Liberty, USA TODAY's All-USA high school boys basketball player of the year, fits the mold cast by the Los Angeles Lakers superstar: a do-it-all performer with ... More