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Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall
Marshall while with the Tar Heels
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1991-08-19) August 19, 1991 (age 24)
Dumfries, Virginia
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Bishop O'Connell
(Arlington, Virginia)
College North Carolina (2010–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Phoenix Suns
2012Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2013 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
2013–2014 Los Angeles Lakers
2014–2015 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Kendall Dewan Marshall (born August 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born in Dumfries, Virginia, and attended Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft with the 13th overall pick.

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 35.3 points, 12.4 rebounds and 10.2 assists as a senior.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Marshall was listed as the No. 7 point guard and the No. 22 player in the nation in 2010.[1]

College career

Freshman season

At the start of his first 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.

Sophomore season

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.[2]

Marshall fractured his wrist during North Carolina's NCAA tournament win against Creighton University, after landing hard when driving for a layup.[3] 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.[4]

College 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
2010–11 North Carolina 37 20 24.6 .420 .354 .690 2.1 6.2 1.1 .1 6.2
2011–12 North Carolina 36 36 33.0 .467 .385 .696 2.6 9.8 1.2 .2 8.1
Career 73 56 28.8 .445 .366 .693 2.3 8.0 1.1 .1 7.2

Professional career

2012 NBA Draft

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.[5] He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns (2012–2013)

On July 16, 2012, Marshall signed a multi-year deal with the Phoenix Suns.[6] He joined the Suns for the 2012 NBA Summer League and in his first game, he had five assists and three steals.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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. In three starts, he totaled 37 assists.[11]

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.[12] Marshall, Brown, and Lee were all waived by the Wizards three days later.[13]

Delaware 87ers (2013)

On December 3, 2013, Marshall was acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League.[14] 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.[15]

Los Angeles Lakers (2013–2014)

On December 20, 2013, Marshall signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[16] The injury-ravaged Lakers on January 3, 2014, made Marshall their sixth different player to start at point guard in 2013–14, when he established career highs with 20 points and 15 assists in a 110–99 victory over Utah that snapped a six-game losing streak.[17] It was his fourth career start.[11] In his next game, he recorded a career high 17 assists in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. Later that month, an image went viral mocking Marshall for standing at a distance while teammate Nick Young was confronted by Phoenix Suns players after Young had retaliated for a hard foul. Marshall called the image "hilarious" and said the photo did "look really bad." He was initially critical of Young, who was ejected, as the Lakers had numerous injuries and were undermanned. Marshall later took "full blame" for not coming to Young's aid.[18]

On July 18, 2014, Marshall was waived by the Lakers.[19]

Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2015)

On July 20, 2014, Marshall was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Bucks.[20] On January 17, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee on January 15.[21]

On February 19, 2015, Marshall was traded back to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal that also involved the Philadelphia 76ers.[22] He was subsequently waived by the Suns two days later alongside John Salmons.[23]

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

Regular season

2012–13 Phoenix 48 3 14.6 .371 .315 .571 .9 3.0 .5 .1 3.0
2013–14 L.A. Lakers 54 45 29.0 .406 .399 .528 2.9 8.8 .9 .1 8.0
2014–15 Milwaukee 28 3 14.9 .455 .391 .888 1.0 3.1 .8 .0 4.2
Career 130 51 20.6 .405 .377 .593 1.7 5.4 .7 .1 5.3


  1. ^ Kendall Marshall Recruiting Profile
  2. ^ Andy KatzSenior Writer, ESPN.comFollowArchive (2011-03-16). "North Carolina Tar Heels surge with Kendall Marshall in the starting lineup - NCAA tournament - ESPN". Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Kendall Marshall fractures right wrist as UNC beats Creighton". 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ Kendall Marshall Wins Bob Cousy Award - Tar Heel Blog
  5. ^ Beard, Aaron (March 29, 2012). "UNC’s Barnes, Henson, Marshall entering NBA draft". Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Suns sign Kendall Marshall". July 16, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Marshall Makes His Suns Debut". July 17, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Summer League: Suns 94, Grizzlies 87". July 21, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Phoenix Suns Assign Rookie Kendall Marshall to NBA D-League Affiliate Bakersfield Jam
  10. ^ Marshall Recalled From D-League
  11. ^ a b Resnick, Joe (2013-01-04). "Gasol, Marshall lead lakers over Jazz 110-99". Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  12. ^ "Wizards Acquire Gortat From Suns". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wizards Waive Brown, Lee and Marshall". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kendall Marshall claimed by Delaware 87ers, Sixers D-League team". New Jersey On-Line LLC. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Vipers Stay Perfect With 139-126 Win Over Delaware
  16. ^ "Lakers Sign Kendall Marshall". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Gasol, Marshall lead Lakers over Jazz 110-99". Associated Press. January 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ McMenamin, Dave (January 17, 2014). "Lakers 'fine' after team meeting". Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Lakers Waive Kendall Marshall". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Bucks Awarded Kendall Marshall". July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Kendall Marshall Injury Update". January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Suns Acquire Brandon Knight in Three-Team Trade". February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Suns Sign Barron to 10-Day Contract". February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 

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