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5 - Kendall Marshall

6-4, 197 Point Guard
North Carolina Sophomore
Birthday
08/19/91 (28.3 yrs)
Hometown
Dumfries, VA
High School
Bishop O'Connell
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
9
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
10
Intangibles
9

NBA Comparison: Mark Jackson

Strengths: A brilliant, "natural" floor general … Understands how to control the flow of the game … Makes his teammates better … Has the height and offensive awareness to see the entire court at all times … Always dribbles with his head up … Rewards teammates when they run the court … Makes throwing outlet passes look effortless … Has a very advanced sense of timing … Understands when to slow or speed up the tempo of the game … A creative passer that also manages to be efficient … Low turnover rate … Operates equally well when running or playing in half-court sets … Already knows the nuances of making good post-entry passes … Can throw a highly accurate lob pass from anywhere on his team’s half of the court … Handles the basketball very well … Wastes no movement and doesn’t over-dribble (which is rare in young point guards) … Is a good penetrator, despite his average speed … Great reaction time and anticipation allows his to see plays before they develop … Extremely high basketball IQ … Smart defender that is capable of staying in front of his man … Great size for a point guard, standing 6’4" … Might be the best passer in the college game …
 
Weaknesses:
Scoring ability is practically non-existent … Is the type of player that could average more assists than points … Doesn’t nearly have the same kind of confidence creating for himself that he has creating for others …  Lacks the shooting ability to command respect from defenders when he is on the perimeter … Doesn’t get to the free throw line much, and isn’t a comfortable shooter when he does get there …  Not an explosive athlete … Average footspeed limits his defensive potential …
 
Overall: Kendall Marshall is a very talented point guard that is sure to arouse some interest in the first round … If he can add a consistent jump-shot he’ll be a quality starter because true floor generals are  few and far between …

Notes: Measured 6’4 (in shoes) 197 lbs, with a 6’4 wingspan at the 2011 Deron Williams Skills Academy.

Tyler Ingle 11/24/11

YouTube Clip – 2/27/2010

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