24 - Markus Sailes Position: Guard
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 210 lbs.
High School: Varina
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
photo Fifth-year player who provides experience and leadership for the Hokies ... Returned to the Hokies' rotation after missing the majority of the 2004-05 season with a leg injury ... Appeared in just three games in the 2004-05 season and was granted a medical redshirt ... Has a very high basketball IQ and understands the game and Tech's concepts ... A natural point guard who moved to the wing ... Versatile player who should provide help at the three perimeter positions this season ... Tall, rangy guard who makes good decisions with the ball and plays to his strengths ... Outstanding court awareness that helps in his assist/turnover ratio ... Good ball distributor ... Continues to improve his outside shot ... Fits well into the pressure defense scheme of the Hokies.

2005-06: Appeared in all 30 games and started 16 times ... Had nearly a 2:1 assist/turnover ratio ... Played 29 minutes in season-opener against Radford ... Scored 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting ... Hit 3-of-4 free throws, grabbed three rebounds and added a pair of assists ... Played 21 minutes off the bench against Bowling Green ... Started and played 31 minutes against Western Carolina ... Scored a team-high 13 points, including 4-of-6 from the field ... Hit 5-of-6 free throws ... Grabbed four rebounds, chipped in two assists and two steals ... Started and played 30 minutes against Mount St. Mary's ... Started and played 34 minutes against Marshall, with a then season-high three assists ... Started and played 24 minutes against Morgan State ... Led the team with three steals ... Started and played 24 minutes at Ohio State, dishing out three assists ... Led the team with three steals ... Started and played 26 minutes at Duke ... Started against North Carolina A&T ... Started and scored 11 points in 32 minutes against St. John's ... Hit 3-of-4 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line ... Collected three steals, a block and an assist ... Scored 10 points and had six rebounds in the win over Stanford in Las Vegas ... Also led the team with four assists ... Played 32 minutes against William & Mary, scoring five points ... Collected a season-high six assists with no turnovers ... Recorded three rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes at Old Dominion ... Scored three points and dished out four assists at Florida State ... Played 20 minutes agaist Duke ... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds at Wake Forest ... Also chipped in two steals ... Played 16 minutes against Georgia Tech ... Played 17 minutes at Clemson, collecting three steals, a rebound and an assist ... Grabbed key late-game rebound to help secure Tech's win ... Had five points and three assists at Miami ... Played a season-high 36 minutes against Florida State, scoring six points and grabbing four boards ... Scored five points in the ACC Tourmanent loss to Virginia ... Matched a career-high eight rebounds and had two assists.

2004-05: Appeared in three games for the Hokies ... Had surgery on a tibular fracture in his right leg on Jan. 6 and missed the rest of the season ... Played 11 minutes in season opener vesus Loyola ... Grabbed one rebound and had one assist ... Saw action against St. John's and James Madison.

2003-04: Started all 29 games for the Hokies ... Third on the team in minutes played ... Opened the season with seven points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the win over New Hampshire, his first collegiate start ... Followed with five points and three steals in 38 minutes in the win over Western Carolina ... Had six points and four rebounds in the loss at Virginia ... Dished out a career-high seven assists and had three steals in the win over VMI ... Tied a then career-high with nine points and four rebounds and had four assists in the win over Radford ... Had seven points and four steals in the win over William & Mary ... Had five assists and four rebounds in the loss to East Carolina ... Led the team with five assists in the loss at Pittsburgh ... Had his best career night in the win at West Virginia, scoring 14 points on seven-of-seven from the floor ... Also had a then-career-high five rebounds ... Scored the game-winning lay up with 13.7 seconds remaining ... Had five points and a career-high eight rebounds to go along with four assists in the loss to Miami ... Scored five points and had seven rebounds in the loss to Notre Dame ... Scored eight points and had two assists in the loss at Seton Hall ... Scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the loss to Connecticut ... Led the Hokies with four assists in the loss at Syracuse ... Scored 12 points and had six rebounds in the win over Georgetown ... Played limited minutes at Rutgers due to a stomach ailment ... Scored nine points, four rebounds and three assists in the loss at Villanova ... Had four rebounds and a career-high five steals in the win over St. John's ... Dished out four assists with no turnovers in the win over Rutgers ... Had four assists and five rebounds in the win at Georgetown ... Scored 10 points and led the Hokies with seven rebounds in the BIG EAST Tournament win over Rutgers ... Played more than seven times as many minutes (927) than as a freshman (131).

2002-03: Appeared in 17 games off the bench for the Hokies ... Attempted 36 total shots and made 22 of them (.611) ... Had a rebound, blocked shot and steal in his collegiate debut against St. Bonaventure ... Had a rebound, assist and steal in the win over VMI ... Scored three points in the loss at Western Michigan ... Banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer in the loss at #6 Connecticut ... Scored two points and had a then-career-high two assists in the loss to Boston College ... Banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer in the win over #18/17 Connecticut ... Had one of his best games of the season in the loss at Boston College ... Recorded then-career-highs in points (9), assists (5), minutes (22) and field goals made (3) ... Played a then-career-high 27 minutes, tying a then-career-high with nine points and setting then-career highs with three rebounds and three, three-point field goals in the loss at #12/10 Notre Dame ... Had a then-career-high two steals in the loss to #8/8 Pittsburgh.

High School: Played for coach Stu Richardson at Varina H.S., in Richmond, Va. ... First team All-District selection as a junior and senior ... Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Markus C. Sailes ... Born Aug. 7, 1984, in Jonesboro, Ark. ... Son of Michael and Ellen Sailes ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with an option in consumer studies.

Year G GS MP FGM-Att Pct. 3PTM-Att Pct. FTM-Att Pct. Reb. Avg. A TO Blk ST TP Avg.
2002-03 17 0 131 11-21 .524 6-8 .750 5-7 .714 9 0.5 12 16 2 6 33 1.9
2003-04 29 29 927 48-125 .384 12-41 .293 34-56 .607 104 3.6 81 42 3 46 142 4.9
2004-05 3 0 23 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 2 0.7 2 1 0 1 1 0.3
2005-06 30 16 656 41-88 .466 5-18 .278 23-37 .622 68 2.3 51 27 4 36 110 3.7
2006-07 33 1 519 26-58 .448 0-4 .000 17-41 .415 46 1.4 35 14 2 15 69 2.1
Career 112 46 2256 126-293 .430 23-71 .324 80-143 .559 229 2.0 181 100 11 104 355 3.2