2009 Intro: Anthony Marshall

Anthony Marshall, a 6-2 sophomore shooting guard from Las Vegas, is one of the top guard prospects in the west for 2009. While it's still early, he has already been hearing from some of the top programs in the Pac-10, Big East and Big 12...

Anthony Marshall, 6-2 SO SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave, is an excellent young prospect. Marshall has an unusually good feel for such a young player and he's got a chance to be one of the elite prospects in the 2009 class. Marshall has a very good frame, with good shoulders and pretty good length. He's an above average athlete. His shot is solid out to about 18-19 feet and he's a good passer. He plays with poise and he makes excellent decisions. We particularly like his intensity and effort on defense.

We spoke with Marshall at the Las Vegas Easter Classic and asked about the schools that have been in contact with him.

"My coach is handling it, so I don't really know much about what has been happening," said Marshall. "But some of the schools that have been in touch are Kansas, UCLA, UNLV, Iowa State, Washington, Notre Dame and Stanford. I don't have a favorite right now."

We asked Marshall if he has given much thought to the factors he'll consider when choosing a college.

"I'll probably be looking at which schools are strong in my major," said Marshall. "I don't know what that will be, but that will be important. Early playing time will be a factor. The location, though, won't be a big deal. My parents want what's best for me. They'd be happy if I was close, but they'll want whatever is best for me."

Marshall has yet to visit any schools, other than the local school UNLV.

We asked Marshall if he had any favorite schools growing up.

"I liked UCLA, USC, Duke and North Carolina when I was growing up," said Marshall.

When questioned about the timing of his decision, Marshall said, "I don't really know – it will depend on which schools are showing interest in me."

We asked Marshall how he's doing academically.

"It was a 4.0, but now I have a 3.7 GPA.," said Marshall.

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