Marcius, Smith combine for 35 points in Gold team's win
Event to take place at Lafayette Jefferson High School on Saturday
Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.
Ronnie Johnson leads Boilermakers with season-high 27 points.
D.J. Byrd led Purdue with 15 points and eight rebounds
Purdue vs. Nebraska - AP Photos
Purdue vs. Michigan - AP Photos
Purdue at No. 17 Wisconsin
Purdue vs. Indiana- AP Photos (2/16/13)
Purdue vs. Michigan State (AP)
Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013).
As a Junior (2012-13)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 29 games, making five starts ... Averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 9.3 minutes per games ... The Boilers' first sub on eight occasions ... Led Purdue in blocks six times and rebounds once ... Netted double-figure points three times on the year ... Turned in nine points, four rebounds and two steals against Santa Clara in the CBI quarterfinals ... Recorded eight points, a rebound and a block in the win over Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI ... Scored four points and pulled in six rebounds against Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament ... Posted a career-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds against No. 7/8 Michigan ... Sparked the win at No. 17/16 Wisconsin with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals off the bench ... Finished with four points, three boards and two blocks in the home win over Northwestern ... Put up seven points, a season-high seven rebounds and a pair of blocks at No. 1/2 Indiana ... Scored six points and posted four rebounds at Illinois ... Chipped in four points, four boards and a block in the home win over West Virginia ... Recorded two points, four rebounds and three steals against No. 15/14 Ohio State ... Accounted for seven points, five rebounds and a block in the home win over Lamar ... Had three rebounds and two blocks against Villanova at Madison Square Garden ... Finished with 11 points, five rebounds and a block in the win over Hofstra.
As a Sophomore (2011-12)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 24 games with eight starts ... Averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game ... Purdue's first sub in six games ... Led the Boilers in blocks twice and rebounds once ... Corralled a season-high six rebounds against Kansas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored five points, hauled in three rebounds and blocked a career-high two shots in the win over Saint Mary's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Had two points, two rebounds and an assists against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarters ... Had a rebound and a block in the home win over Penn State ... Tallied two points and four rebounds against Indiana at home ... Posted three points and two rebounds at Michigan State ... Scored four points, grabbed four boards and blocked a shot against Butler at the Crossroads Classic ... Had three points and two boards in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Finished with four points and two boards in the home win over Miami ... Earned the first start of his career in the home win over Western Michigan, finishing with six points and four rebounds ... Scored two points, hauled in five rebounds and dished out two assists in the win over Temple in the semis of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Scored eight points and tied for the team lead with five rebounds in the season-opening win over Northern Illinois.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010-11)
Played in 22 games, averaging 1.0 point and 1.5 rebounds in 5.1 minutes ... Led Purdue in rebounds twice and blocks once ... Scored in double figures once on the year ... Scored one point against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament ... Had two rebounds at Minnesota ... Grabbed two rebounds and blocked a shot in the home win over Iowa ... Had two points and a rebound in the win at Michigan ... Tallied two points in the win over IPFW ... Recorded two rebounds, a steal and a block in the win over Iowa State ... Led Purdue with seven rebounds in the win over North Florida ... Registered two boards in the win over Southern Illinois ... Had four rebounds and an assist in the victory over Austin Peay ... Played 19 minutes in the win over Alcorn State, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds ... Posted four points, a rebound and a block in the win over Howard.
As a Freshman (2009-10)
Redshirted his first season in the Purdue program after injuring his foot in preseason practice.
Rated the No. 14 center in his class by ESPN ... Earned three-star billing from Rivals.com ... Moved to La Porte from Nedelisce, Croatia, prior to his senior year ... Averaged 15 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots for La Lumiere in 2008-09 ... Coached by Delray Brooks, the 1984 Indiana Mr. Basketball.
Full name is Aleksandar Marcius ... Majoring in building construction management ... Born on May 25, 1990 ... Son of Miran and Sanja Marcius ... Has a brother, Dejan.