Marcus Camby is a former professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the NBA. At University of Massachusetts Amherst, Camby won the John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year Award during the 1995–96 season On April 29, 1996, Camby announced that he would forgo his senior year at UMass and enter the NBA Draft.
Camby was selected second overall in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. He was named Defensive Player of the Year during the 2006–07 NBA season, leading the league in blocked shots per game. Camby led the NBA in blocked shots for several seasons. He is also a four-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team and is 12th on the NBA's all-time career blocks list as of 2020.
In 1996, Camby established the Cambyland Foundation, a non-profit organization.Cambyland partners with school and community organizations to provide opportunities for young people.Camby has been active in charities throughout his career. He was active with several Denver-area charities as a Nugget. As a pro he has also toured Africa with Basketball Without Borders.