I made a throwaway joke during the game thread the other day about Marcus getting to 2,000 points. Bill C replied, in the course of the game, that he would certainly need to average 20pts a game from here on out to even get close. But, mentally, I couldn't shake the feeling that I HAD to know how much he needed.
I think we all agree with father-to-be Bill C's assessment of Marcus, in that we wish he had ~1% more Clarence Gilbert in him. Just one LESS mental filter when it came to shooting. But 1000 points in a career is nothing to sneeze at, and I'm glad his success came in a Tigers uni.
(Warning: public school graduate attempting Windows Calculator math and Notepad transcription... Warning!)
According to MUTigers.com (and math), I put Marcus on 1031 points for his career, meaning he needs 969 points to reach 2000. (whew.)
I made some calculations based on differing levels of Tiger success in the 4 post season tourneys they will (hopefully) be involved in:
4 2011 games remaining, 1 BXII, 1 NCAA, 31 game 2012 sched, 1 BXII = 38 games
4 2011 games remaining, 2 BXII, 2 NCAA, 31 game 2012 sched, 2 BXII, 2 NCAA = 43 games
4 2011 games remaining, 3 BXII, 3 NCAA, 31 game 2012 sched, 3 BXII, 4 NCAA = 48 games
So... It's not PURE fantasy to think he could make a run at it. Just a quick thought experiment.