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Ladarius Marshall is trying to expand his offensive game

Forest Hill (MS) High School class of 2018 combo forward Ladarius Marshall is working hard to expand his offensive game.

  • Name: Ladarius Marshall
  • Classification: 2018
  • High School: Forest Hill (MS) High School
  • Position: Combo Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-6, 200
  • Ranking: 3-Star
  • Colleges of Interest: DePaul, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, UAB, Wichita State

Marshall is one the nation's top dunkers. But he realizes there is more to the game than just dunking. And he is working hard to expand his offensive game.

"I am trying to work on my game and use my dunking to do other moves," said Marshall, who can play either forward position. "I am working on my scoring from the perimeter, too."

Numerous teams have shown interest in the talented youngster.

"Teams that are showing great interest in me are Wichita State, UAB, Mississippi State, DePaul, Ole Miss and Southern Miss," said Marshall. "Mississippi State has offered me."

He has unofficially visited in-state schools Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

"I have (unofficially) visited Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said Marshall. "The coaches at the two schools said they like my athletic ability and how I hustle."

Both sets of coaches impressed him, although he's not ready to put one ahead of the other.

"Both are pretty good schools but I wouldn't put one over the other," said Marshall.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network.

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