Tom Marshall (basketball)

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Tom Marshall
Personal information
Born (1931-01-06) January 6, 1931 (age 88)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Juliet
(Mount Juliet, Tennessee)
CollegeWestern Kentucky (1951–1954)
NBA draft1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Playing career1954–1959
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number16, 8, 20
Career history
As player:
Rochester Royals
1957Detroit Pistons
19571959Cincinnati Royals
As coach:
1958–1960Cincinnati Royals
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points952 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds492 (2.9 rpg)
Assists188 (1.1 apg)
Stats at

John Thomas Marshall (born January 6, 1931) is an American former basketball player and coach. He graduated from Mount Juliet High School in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He was a star at Western Kentucky University in the 1950s, where he was a two-time All-American. His number 41 is one of only six retired at Western Kentucky. He was named to the OVC Half-Century Team and the OVC 40th Anniversary team. A 6'4" forward, he was drafted by the Rochester Royals with the seventh pick of the 1954 NBA draft. After a promising rookie season, he was drafted into the Army and missed the 1955–56 season. In a four-year NBA career, he played for the Royals (in both Rochester and Cincinnati), as well as for the Detroit Pistons. In his final year as a player (1958–59) he served as a player-coach; then coached the Cincinnati Royals for one additional season (1959–60) after retiring from playing. The Royals would eventually become the Sacramento Kings many years after his retirement.


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