Marshall in 2011
|Central Connecticut Blue Devils|
May 18, 1973 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Number||42, 3, 24, 8|
|1995–2000||Golden State Warriors|
|2010–2011||George Washington (asst.)|
|2011–2013||Maine Red Claws (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||10,716 (11.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||6,376 (6.7 rpg)|
|Assists||1,305 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973) is an American college basketball coach and former player. During his NBA career, he played with eight different teams. Currently, he is the head coach of the Central Connecticut men's basketball team.
Marshall left college early for the 1994 NBA draft. He was selected after his junior year at the University of Connecticut by the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the fourth overall pick. He was traded 40 games into his rookie season to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for power forward Tom Gugliotta, on February 18, 1995.
Marshall played with the Warriors until 2000, when he was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal. After joining Utah, Marshall played alongside future Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton as a role player.
On December 1, 2003, Marshall was traded to the Toronto Raptors along with Rose and Lonny Baxter for Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies. In a March 13, 2005 game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he tied Kobe Bryant's NBA record for three-point field goals made in one game, when he hit 12 of 19 attempts.
In June 2005, Marshall signed a four-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were trying to build a veteran core around LeBron James. In May 2007, he helped the team to a series-clinching victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, by hitting six three-pointers. The victory propelled the Cavaliers to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, and eventually the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
On February 21, 2008, Marshall was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved three organizations. After the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City, the team waived him before the start of the new season.
On September 1, 2008, following his placement on waivers, Marshall agreed to terms with the 76ers for a one-year contract for the league minimum. He received very little court time in his 25 games as a Sixer. However, Marshall played a key role in Philadelphia's game one victory over the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2009 playoffs. Marshall provided a spark off the bench scoring 11 points and nailing a key three pointer to tie the game in the final minute. On August 6, 2009 it was confirmed by the player's agent and Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski that his contract would not be renewed.
On October 26, 2009, after retiring, Marshall joined Comcast SportsNet as a Sixers post-game live analyst. Marshall left broadcasting on July 1, 2010 to become an assistant men's basketball coach of the George Washington Colonials under fellow UConn alum Karl Hobbs.
In September 2013, Marshall was named an assistant coach of the Rider University men's basketball team. Marshall was largely responsible for the effective play of senior transfer center Matt Lopez and a second place regular season finish in the MAAC in 2014–15.
Following a 21-12 season at Rider which culminated in a College Basketball Invitational appearance, Marshall was named as an assistant on Nate Oats's staff at the University at Buffalo on April 16, 2015.
Rankings and milestones
On February 5, 2007, Marshall's number was honored at Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, during halftime of the men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orangemen, as part of the Huskies of Honor ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Head coaching record
|Central Connecticut Blue Devils (Northeast Conference) (2016–present)|
|St. Francis Brooklyn:||0–0 (–)||0–0 (–)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Ex-UConn star Marshall to coach Cent. Conn. St.". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- Raptors 128, 76ers 110; Yahoo! Sports, 13 March 2005
- Marshall agrees to four-year contract; ESPN, 19 July 2005
- Blockbuster deal
- OKC waives Donyell Marshall
- Sixers agree to contract with free agent Marshall; ESPN, 2 September 2008
- Sixers won't re-sign Marshall
- Donyell Marshall Named Assistant Coach for GW Men's Basketball
- "15-Year NBA Veteran Donyell Marshall Named Assistant Coach". NBA.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- Rider Completes Staff, Adding Marshall, Johnson
- Kramer, Ari (February 19, 2015). "Donyell Marshall, former NBA forward, loving mid-major life at Rider". One-Bid Wonders. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- "Men's Basketball Finalizes Coaching Staff". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. April 16, 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- Men's Basketball: Rolling ... Rolling?
- NBA.com bio
- Cavaliers: Donyell Marshall chat transcript