Marshall while with the Tar Heels
|Los Angeles Lakers|
August 19, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Bishop O'Connell
|College||North Carolina (2010–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Pro playing career||2012–present|
|2012||→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|2013||Delaware 87ers (D-League)|
|2013–present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Kendall Dewan Marshall (born August 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He was born in Dumfries, Virginia, and attended Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
High school career
Marshall led Bishop O'Connell to the 2010 Virginia Independent Schools Division I championship as a senior. He also led Bishop O'Connell to the semifinals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. He averaged 15.3 points, nine rebounds and six assists as a senior.
At the start of his freshman season at North Carolina, Marshall provided more depth at the point guard position to relieve starting point guard Larry Drew II, as he got more used to the system at North Carolina. However, after a disappointing showing at Georgia Tech in which the Tar Heels lost by twenty points, Roy Williams took the gamble and inserted Marshall into the starting lineup at a win versus Clemson. Soon Drew transferred to UCLA, allowing Marshall to take on the leadership role with poise; as he dished out sixteen assists to three turnovers at a win over Florida State on February 6.
Marshall had an excellent sophomore season in which he set the all time UNC assist record of 351,surpassing former UNC point guard Ed Cota as the all time leader in assists in a single season in school history. On March 9, 2012, Marshall set another record, the all-time ACC record in assists in a single season with 311, surpassing the previous record set by former Georgia Tech point guard Craig Neal.
Marshall fractured his wrist during North Carolina's NCAA tournament win against Creighton University, after landing hard when driving for a layup. He did not return for the remainder of the season, as Carolina fell to Kansas in the regional finals. Marshall won the 2012 Bob Cousy award, joining past winners Raymond Felton (2005) and Ty Lawson (2009) as Tar Heels who have won the award.
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Awards and honors
- 2010 All-Metropolition
- 2010 McDonald's All-American team selection
- 2012 Bob Cousy Award
- 2012 Third Team All-American
- 2012 Second Team All-ACC
- 2011 Third Team All-ACC
- 2011 All-ACC Freshman Team
On March 29, 2012, Marshall announced that he would enter the 2012 NBA draft out of UNC with three of his teammates: sophomore Harrison Barnes, junior John Henson and senior Tyler Zeller. He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.
On July 16, 2012, Marshall signed a multi-year deal with the Phoenix Suns. He joined the Suns for the 2012 NBA Summer League and in his first game, he had five assists and three steals. In his final Summer League game, Marshall had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists in a 96-87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
On November 4, 2012, Marshall made his first official NBA appearance against the Orlando Magic. He did not record any statistics in that game. He had two assists and one steal in a blowout loss to the defending NBA Finals champion Miami Heat a day later. On November 29, 2012, the Suns assigned Marshall to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. In his first game in the D-League, Marshall recorded 21 points, 8 assists and 2 rebounds in a 102-95 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors. Marshall was recalled by the Suns on December 21, 2012.
On February 5, 2013, Marshall recorded a season-high 11 points with 4 assists in a 96-90 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. On March 9, 2013, Marshall had 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists in a 107-105 victory over the Houston Rockets. Marshall's first official start in the NBA came on March 27, 2013 against the Utah Jazz. He had 13 assists in that game, his first game to record double-digit assists.
On October 25, 2013, Marshall was traded, along with Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, and Malcolm Lee, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round draft pick. Marshall, Brown, and Lee were all waived by the Wizards three days later.
On December 3, 2013, Marshall was acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League. In his debut with Delaware, Marshall recorded 31 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals in a 126-139 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
On December 19, 2013 Marshall was acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA career statistics
- Andy KatzSenior Writer, ESPN.comFollowArchive (2011-03-16). "North Carolina Tar Heels surge with Kendall Marshall in the starting lineup - NCAA tournament - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "Kendall Marshall fractures right wrist as UNC beats Creighton". Content.usatoday.com. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- Kendall Marshall Wins Bob Cousy Award - Tar Heel Blog
- "Kendall Marshall Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio - North Carolina Tar Heels - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 1991-08-19. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "ACSMA Announces 2010-11 All-ACC Teams for Men's Basketball - The Official Athletic Site of the Atlantic Coast Conference". Theacc.com. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- Beard, Aaron (March 29, 2012). "UNC’s Barnes, Henson, Marshall entering NBA draft". Boston.com. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Suns sign Kendall Marshall". ESPN.com. July 16, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Marshall Makes His Suns Debut". NBA.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Summer League: Suns 94, Grizzlies 87". NBA.com. July 21, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- Phoenix Suns Assign Rookie Kendall Marshall to NBA D-League Affiliate Bakersfield Jam
- Marshall Recalled From D-League
- "Wizards Acquire Gortat From Suns". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- "Wizards Waive Brown, Lee and Marshall". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
- "Kendall Marshall claimed by Delaware 87ers, Sixers D-League team". NJ.com. New Jersey On-Line LLC. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Vipers Stay Perfect With 139-126 Win Over Delaware
- "Kendall Marshall signs with Kobe Bryant-less Lakers". USA Today. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.