Marcus Zegarowski

American basketball player (born 1998)
Marcus Zegarowski
Zegarowski in November 2019
Ironi Ness Ziona
PositionPoint guard
LeagueIsraeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1998-08-03) August 3, 1998 (age 25)
Hamilton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school
  • Hamilton-Wenham
    (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
  • Tilton School
    (Tilton, New Hampshire)
CollegeCreighton (2018–2021)
NBA draft2021: 2nd round, 49th overall pick
Selected by the Brooklyn Nets
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–2022Long Island Nets
2022Windy City Bulls
2022–2023Austin Spurs
2023–2024Vanoli Cremona
2024–presentIroni Ness Ziona
Career highlights and awards
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Marcus Zegarowski (born August 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Ness Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball for the Creighton Bluejays.

High school career

Zegarowski attended Hamilton-Wenham, where as a freshman he averaged 20 points per game. Alongside twin brother Max, Marcus led the team to an undefeated season and the school's first-ever Division 4 state basketball championship.[1] Both Zegarowskis transferred to Tilton School in New Hampshire for their sophomore season.[2] Marcus averaged 23 points, five rebounds, and six assists per game as a junior and had a season-high 37 points against Proctor Academy. He led the team to the Class AA championship game before losing to Cushing Academy, and he was named to the All-NEPSAC AA first team.[1] As a senior, Zegarowski was named NEPSAC AA player of the year and scored a career-high 57 points in a 118–116 double overtime win over the South Kent School.[3] He scored 24 points in a 99–92 win over St. Andrew's School as Tilton won the Class AA championship.[4] Zegarowski committed to playing college basketball for Creighton over offers from Ohio State, Minnesota, and Washington.[5]

College career

On February 3, 2019, Zegarowski fractured his hand and missed three games.[6] As a freshman, Zegarowski became Creighton's starting point guard and averaged 10.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. He was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team. Zegarowski had an offseason hip injury that forced him to miss the team's exhibition trip to Australia.[7] Zegarowski scored a career-high 32 points and had five assists and two steals on November 30, in a 83–76 overtime win over Texas Tech.[8] On February 23, 2020, he made all seven three-point attempts en route to 25 points in an 81–59 win over Butler.[9] On March 7, Zegarowski suffered a right knee injury during the game against Seton Hall, but still managed to post 23 points, six rebounds, and five assists in the win.[10] He underwent arthroscopic surgery after the game, ending his season. Zegarowski averaged 16.1 points and 5 rebounds per game as a sophomore, shooting 42.4 percent from three-point range.[11] He was named to the Second Team All-Big East[12] and Second Team All-American by NBC Sports.[13]

Coming into his junior season, Zegarowski was named Preseason Big East Player of the Year.[14] He averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game and led the Big East with 80 three-pointers. Zegarowski was named to the First Team All-Big East and led the Bluejays to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Gonzaga. On April 13, 2021, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.[15]

Professional career

Long Island Nets (2021–2022)

Zegarowski was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft with the 49th pick by the Brooklyn Nets.[16] Zegarowski was later included in the roster of the Brooklyn Nets for the 2021 NBA Summer League.[17] On October 25, 2021, Zegarowski was included in the training camp roster of the Long Island Nets.[18] On March 18, 2022, the Long Island Nets waived Zegarowski.[19] On September 25, 2022, the Brooklyn Nets signed Zegarowski to an Exhibit 10 deal. [20] On November 4, 2022, Zegarowski was named to the opening night roster for the Long Island Nets.[21]

Windy City Bulls (2022)

On November 12, 2022, Zegarowski was traded to the Windy City Bulls in exchange for Vrenz Bleijenbergh.[22]

Austin Spurs (2022–2023)

On December 22, 2022, Zegarowski was traded from Windy City to the Austin Spurs.[22]

Vanoli Cremona (2023–2024)

On September 19, 2023, Zegarowski signed with Vanoli Cremona of the Lega Basket Serie A.[23]

Ironi Ness Ziona (2024–present)

On March 19, 2024, Zegarowski signed with Ironi Ness Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[24]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2018–19 Creighton 32 16 28.6 .453 .426 .769 3.2 3.4 .9 .0 10.4
2019–20 Creighton 31 30 34.6 .488 .424 .763 3.8 5.0 1.1 .1 16.1
2020–21 Creighton 29 29 33.6 .464 .421 .786 3.6 4.3 1.3 .1 15.8
Career 92 75 32.2 .471 .423 .772 3.5 4.2 1.1 .1 14.1

Personal life

Zegarowski's older half-brother, Michael Carter-Williams, plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.[5] His older sister, Masey, plays NCAA Division I basketball for Bryant. Zegarowski has a twin brother, Max, who also plays Division I basketball for Stonehill College. Both his parents, Zach and Amanda, played basketball in high school, and Amanda is a basketball coach.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Giannino, Nick (March 30, 2017). "Tilton Tough: Zegarowski brothers continue their basketball dominance in prep school". The Salem News. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  2. ^ Nicastro, Dom (January 7, 2016). "Hamilton-Wenham Zegarowski brothers make the move to Tilton". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Levinsky, Greg (January 31, 2020). "Hamilton's Marcus Zegarowski is on point for Creighton men's basketball". Boston Globe. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Giannino, Nick (March 8, 2018). "REVVED-UP RAMS: Zegarowski brothers wrapping up Tilton careers in style". The Salem News. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  5. ^ a b DeMarinis, Matt (September 13, 2017). "Michael Carter-Williams Believes His Brother's Skill-Set is Perfect Fit for Creighton". White & Blue Review. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Nyatawa, Jon (February 19, 2019). "Injury won't stop Creighton freshman Marcus Zegarowski from lending a hand". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Giannino, Nick (October 10, 2019). "Zegarowski healthy and eager to step up for Creighton". The Salem News. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "Zegarowski, Creighton beat No. 12 Texas Tech 83–76". ESPN. Associated Press. November 30, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Zegarowski can't miss, No. 15 Creighton routs No. 21 Butler". ESPN. Associated Press. February 23, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski doubtful for Big East tourney with knee injury". ESPN. March 8, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  11. ^ Nyatawa, Jon (March 11, 2020). "Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski undergoes surgery; status for NCAA tournament unclear". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Nyatawa, Jon (March 8, 2020). "Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander named to All-Big East first team; Marcus Zegarowski on second team". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  13. ^ Dauster, Rob (March 20, 2020). "NBC Sports College Basketball All-American Teams". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  14. ^ Nyatawa, Jon (October 28, 2020). "Marcus Zegarowski named Big East preseason player of year; Jays picked second". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  15. ^ "Creighton star PG Marcus Zegarowski declares for NBA draft". National Post. Reuters. April 13, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  16. ^ Giannino, Nick (August 3, 2021). "Zegarowski reflects on being drafted; eager to get started with Nets". The Salem News. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Brooklyn Nets announce summer League roster". August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  18. ^ "Long Island Nets announce training camp roster". October 25, 2021. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  19. ^ "Long Island Nets acquire Alex Robinson". March 18, 2022. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  20. ^ Milholen, Chris (September 25, 2022). "Nets sign Marcus Zegarowski to wrap up training camp roster". Retrieved November 2, 2022.
  21. ^ "Long Island Nets Complete 2022-23 Roster". November 4, 2022. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
  22. ^ a b "2022-23 NBA G League Transactions". Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  23. ^ "Marcus Zegarowski è un nuovo giocatore della Vanoli Cremona". (in Italian). September 19, 2023. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  24. ^ "Marcus Zegarowski joins Ironi Ness Ziona". Sportando. March 19, 2024. Retrieved March 19, 2024.

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