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:
1954–1955,
1956–1957
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 Basketball-Reference.com

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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