|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Monica|
Coach's Comments: "Marcus is a pure shooter and legitimate threat from the perimeter. His quickness on the ball and willingness to take charges off the ball are great intangibles. With his floor spacing abilities and defensive IQ, he can make an immediate impact. We love that he is a local product from a competitive program."
STEM and Research Activities
Worked with the UCLA School of Public Heath's Department of Epidemiology on a map of hotsports of African Sleeping Sickness aslo known as Human African Trypanosomiasis. The data collected by health zone staff from throughout the Congo was used to identify their unmappaed villages and create acurate maps of the province. The maps guided staff in reaching remove, underserved populations, whom had never been screened or vaccinated for the parasitic vector-borne disease.
Prior to Caltech
2016 CIF-SS 1A Champion...Team Captain Senior year...AP Scholar with Distinction...California Scholarship Federation Seal Bearer...California State Seal of Biliteracy...Gail Mathematics Award.
Son of Poppy Gee and Marcus Canillas...Has one younger sister, Merrily...plays the alto saxophone.