April 1, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep) was one of 21 senior college men's basketball players selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to play in the 2014 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game, which will be played as part of Final Four Friday at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
The Reese's Division I College All-Star game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The teams are composed of senior student-athletes in NCAA Division I. The game will be telecast on a tape delay on Saturday, April 5, from 12-2 p.m. EDT on CBS.
Stanford University coach Johnny Dawkins will coach the West All-Stars while University of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon will coach the East All-Stars.
A two-year captain and two-time All-BIG EAST selection, Starks was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team as a senior and earned third team honors as a junior.
Starks finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 17.3 points, and led the team with 4.1 assists per game. He ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in scoring, was seventh in the league in assists and second in free throw percentage (87.0%). In addition, he ranked 12th in three-point field goals made (1.7), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8, 135 assists,76 turnovers) and third in minutes played (37.0). Overall this season, he played 91.8 percent of the team's minutes (1,222-of-1,330) played.
Starks passed the 1,000-point mark for his career in January, becoming the 44th player in program history to pass that mark. He finished his career with 1,246 points in 126 games (9.9 ppg) and ranks 26th all-time in scoring in Georgetown history.
Starks also ranks tied for fifth all-time in three-point field goals made (165), fifth in three-point attempts (459), tied for 20th in three-point percentage (35.9%), seventh in free throw percentage (81.3%) and 19th all-time in assists (300).
Georgetown finished the 2013-14 season with an 18-15 record and advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), the 10th-straight postseason appearance for the Hoyas under Head Coach John Thompson III.