Butler 2013 Yearbook: Khyle Marshall

InsideTheDawgPound breaks down Khyle Marshall's 2012-13 season and looks forward to 2013-14

In the Butler Yearbook feature, InsideTheDawgPound will take a look at each player on the roster heading into the new school year and season. We analyze last season's performance and where the player could be headed during the upcoming season.

Next up in the 2013 Yearbook is forward Khyle Marshall.


 

Khyle Marshall

#23 - Senior - 6-foot 6, 216 pounds

Davie, FL

2012-13 Final Stats

PPG – 9.6

Total Points – 346

RPG – 4.5

Total Rebounds – 162

Offensive Rebounds – 63

Defensive Rebounds – 99

APG – 0.3

Total Assists – 11

BPG – 0.4

Total Blocks – 15

SPG – 0.5

Total Steals – 16

Shooting Stats

FGA – 258

FGM - 146

FG% - 56.6

3PA – 1

3PM – 0

3PT% - 00.0

FTA – 94

FTM – 54

FT% - 57.4

Total Fouls – 62

Average Minutes – 21.7

Games Played – 36

Games Started – 35

2012-13 Season in Review: Marshall was one of the most consistent players for Butler during his junior season in Indianapolis. He started in 35 of the 36 games and led the team in field goal percentage for the 2nd consecutive season. Marshall was fourth on the team in points (9.6) and rebounds per game in 2012-13 (4.8).

Marshall's most productive game was during the Maui Invitational against Marquette where he scored 24 points on 11/15 shooting and had 9 rebounds. He also had a double-double, his only of the season, against North Carolina with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Marshall was a great compliment to senior center Andrew Smith. He primarily thrives on offensive rebounds and put-backs, therefore with Smith as the focal point on the block Marshall was able to grab offensive rebounds and run in transition. With those second chance opportunities Marshall shot a career high 56.6% from the field and averaged nearly 2 offensive rebounds per game.

An area where Marshall needed improvement was his free-throw shooting and he continues his gradual slide north. Over the past 3 years he has improved from 52.6% to 57.4% and should be expected as Marshall has shown an ability to improve from the line.

2013-14 Season Preview: This season will be a little different for Marshall. He is going to be looked at as a leader and go-to player on the block. While this isn't idea for the 6-foot 6 power forward, it will be the case until another player steps up on the front line to allow Marshall into his comfort zone.

Marshall needs to continue what he has been doing in his three years on campus. He creates great energy for the team, and provides excitement for the crowd as well, with his dunking abilities. If Marshall could add a more consistent mid-range jump shot and free-throw shooting he would be a more intimidating player on offense. He also will need to continue to get stronger to become a force on the defensive glass.

With Kameron Woods coming alive during the trip to Australia it looks like Marshall will have at least one running mate on the front line that can provide a little space for Marshall. Woods can stretch the floor which will give him the opportunities that he needs. Look for Marshall to continue his ways of the past on the offensive glass, top double digit points and also increase his rebounding as he is looked to as a leader in the post.

Marshall has increased his minutes each of his first three season and I see no change this year. Marshall is a senior leader and will be relied upon heavily to lead the young Bulldogs into the Big East.


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