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Marty Embry (born March 28, 1964) is an American chef, entrepreneur and retired professional basketball player. At 6'9, 270 lbs., he was drafted out of DePaul University in the 4th round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He played professionally for 13 seasons. He played for the following teams in Europe and Asia: 86, Jersey Jammers 86-87 Tenerife AB, Spain 87-88 Castor's, Belgium 88-89 Castor's, Belgium 89-90 Pasabahce, Turkey 90-91 Pasabahce, Turkey 91-92 Pasabahce, Turkey 92 Pensacola, Florida (CBA) 92-93 Ferrara, Italy 93-94 Ferrara, Italy 94-95 Desio, Italy 95-96 Pistoia, Italy 96-97 Roma, Italy 97-98 Pozzuoli, Italy 98-99 Aisin Seahorses, Japan
He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He has a wife, Joya, and two kids, Makyla and Jovan. Jovan, at 6'11, plays collegiate basketball and committed to play for Mississippi Valley State University in June 2016. They are the cousins of Wayne Embry, who won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 1968. He has owned multiple businesses including his most recent restaurant called “51 To Go” which was located in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.
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