Mark is a powerful 6’1 combo guard who has the floor game and quickness to play the PG, but also possesses the athleticism, size, and scoring ability to play the SG as well. Mark has all the tools needed to be an excellent NBA PG. He has a very strong body and causes mismatches for either the opposing PG or SG. He shoots at a very high rate from the outside and has NBA three point range. Offensively he is multi-faceted, as he cannot only hit the outside shot at a high rate, but he has the athleticism and body to go to the paint and score against anyone.
Although Mark isn’t the tallest guard, he is so explosive he can score on bigger opponents. He is a fierce dunker. Mark is not only a threat offensively, but he is a solid defender. He has the strength to guard bigger SGs but also possesses the quickness to stay with quick PGs. Mark’s biggest strength is his competiveness and confidence in his game; he plays with a “win at all costs” mentality. Since Mark has become a professional basketball player he has played in Israel, France, Croatia, and the Adriatic League. Mark also played in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas for the Toronto Raptors.
Mark had a stellar college career and was selected as one of the top 64 seniors in all college basketball to attend the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Mark scored over 1,000 points in college. In his senior season while attending Arizona University he averaged 16ppg, 2rpg, 3apg, 1spg and was named to the All-Pac-12 1st Team (2013). Prior to attending Arizona, Mark spent three seasons at Xavier. He enjoyed a tremendous amount of success at Xavier, winning two regular-season conference championships and making three NCAA Tournament appearances. In his junior season at Xavier, Mark averaged 15ppg, 3rpg, 3apg, and 1spg. He helped Xavier reach the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2012. Prior to attending Arizona and Xavier, Mark attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Mark was born on July 4, 1989 in Albany, New York. His mother is Jacqueline Lyons. He received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology. Mark’s favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson.