June 17, 2014
|Could we convince players to wear Britney mics during game action? Could be an interesting experiment.
, Arizona State, Senior, 6'4 215lbs2013/14 stats:
31.7 mpg, 15.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.5 bpg, 2.4 fpg, 1.5 TOpg, 45.0% FG, 40.4% 3PT, 71.7% FT
Marshall has a pretty ideal profile for a high quality European import off the ball player. Playing alongside Jahii Carson
, Marshall was all the things Carson wasn't - efficient, low usage, fairly big, playing off the ball. He could actually stand to do this last thing a little better, as he is a very good catch and shoot player, yet he does not put in as much movement off the ball as he ought. Nevertheless, he affected the game through his scoring without doing so because of excessive touches.
Marshall will occasionally be called upon to run a pick-and-roll play, but is mostly a jump shooter. His shot selection is fairly good, save for the occasional bad one, yet that was partly due to the nature of the team's style. When slashing, he demonstrates a sneaky hesitation dribble and can finish with a floater, yet this is not a part of his game he favours. Rather than attack the basket or the shotblocker, Marshall prefers to shoot, and the jump shot is the biggest part of his arsenal. Its efficiency is also currently a one year outlier, which is mildly uneasy. Nevertheless, Marshall showed last year that he can score, he will score, and he can be an effective and efficient weapon on medium usage. Defensively, Marshall plays hard and contests even when beaten, with long arms and anticipation and a consistent defensive effort, all of which overcome a lack of ideal size. He is not standing out in this facet of the game, but he is not sitting down either. And he'll take a charge when he can.
At times, he gets wild, and there is no one amazingly strong facet of the game. But Marshall is versatile and efficient, doing a bit of everything. This is always marketable. NBA? Probably not. But certainly somewhere.
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