2011 Intro: George Marshall

A number of lead guards have established themselves in the 2011 class, and George Marshall is another talented sophomore that is starting to make a name for himself.

The city of Chicago is loaded with talent in the 2011 class. Mike Shaw, Wayne Blackshear and Tracy Abrams are already popular names among college coaches. Another name to add to the possible high major list is George Marshall.

A sophomore at Chicago (Ill.) Brooks College Prep, Marshall recently made his mark at the Pangos All-Midwest Underclassmen camp. The 5-foot-11 lead guard matched up with guys like Abrams and Ryan Boatright and more than held his own.

"I think it was a very competitive camp," Marshall said. "I just tried to play my best and prove that I was the best guard there."

This year Marshall will have a big role at Brooks College Prep. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder started as a freshman last year and averaged 12 points and six assists per game.

"This year four of our starters are sophomores, so we are young, but we don't want to use that as an excuse," Marshall said. "We want to be one of the top five teams in the city."

"I'm really expecting to have a break out year," the 2011 prospect continued. "I want to make All-City and All-State as a sophomore."

As Marshall continues to play well, college coaches will continue to show interest. A handful of high major schools have already made contact and he took a recent visit to a local Big Ten school.

"A couple of weeks ago I visited Northwestern," Marshall said. "It was a real good visit. The coaches showed me around the school, I ate with the players and I watched the football game against Michigan State. It was a real good visit."

"I've been in touch with coach [Tracy] Webster from Kentucky and in touch with Jerrence Howard from Illinois. I've been getting a lot of letters from Marquette, USC, Xavier, Purdue and a few other schools."

Although no dates have been set, Marshall mentioned that he wants to take trips to Illinois and Kentucky over the next two months.

Clearly Marshall is just beginning the recruiting process, however he's just now starting to feel it out.

"I'm starting to think about it more now," Marshall said. "But really I haven't taken it too serious."

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