The Glue Guys (cont.)
Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2007 11:13AM; Updated: Wednesday February 21, 2007 3:42PM
Marcus Landry, 6-7, So., F, Wisconsin
Alando Tucker may give the Badgers their star power, but Landry gives them their attitude. He is Wisconsin's first player off the bench, but he's often on the court at the end of close games.
Though Landry is not the Badgers' biggest player, he usually guards the opponent's best post man. His quickness and timing has enabled him to rank ninth in the Big Ten in blocks. No rejection was more memorable than the one he had on his brother Carl's dunk attempt during Wisconsin's 69-64 win over Purdue. Landry's best game came in Wisconsin's biggest win, when he had 10 points, four offensive rebounds and four blocks and also scored a pair of key three-point baskets during the second half against Ohio State.
Off the court, this has also been a season of growth for Landry, who missed Wisconsin's final 15 games last season after he was declared academically ineligible. He has found motivation from some adult responsibilities: He is married to Efueko Osagie-Landry, who plays basketball for Marquette, and is the father of two young children. "I've always been a person who has said nobody can stop me but me," Landry said last month. "So if I don't stop myself I can go a long way." So can the Badgers, as long as their Glue Guy holds them together.
Former All-Glue teams:
2006: Sean Dockery, Duke (captain); Dane Bradshaw, Tennessee; Mike Hall, George Washington; Sean Marshall, Boston College; Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, UCLA; Kenton Paulino, Texas
2005: Jamaal Levy, Wake Forest (captain); Louis Hinnant, Boston College; Erroll Knight, Gonzaga; Christian Moody, Kansas; Ellis Myles, Louisville; Roger Powell, Illinois
2004: Jaron Brown, Pittsburgh (captain); Tyrone Barley, Saint Joseph's; Erroll Knight, Gonzaga; Roger Powell, Illinois; Nick Robinson, Stanford; Robert Tomaszek, Texas Tech.
2003: Rick Anderson, Arizona (captain); Jaron Brown, Pittsburgh; Justin Hamilton, Florida; Chuck Hayes, Kentucky; Robert Johnson, Oregon; Ellis Myles, Louisville; Tony Robertson, Connecticut.
2002: Gerald Fitch, Kentucky (captain); Dahntay Jones, Duke; Billy Knight, UCLA; Byron Mouton, Maryland; Jarrod Odle, Indiana; Antoine Pettway, Alabama.
2001: Sergio McClain, Illinois (captain); Nate James, Duke; Luke Walton, Arizona; Justin Hamilton, Florida; Marcus Toney-El, Seton Hall; Jason Capel, North Carolina
2000: Lavor Postell, St. John's (captain); Alex Jensen, Utah; Nate James, Duke; Brian Beshara, LSU; Stanford (glue team)