Marshall had an oustanding summer and showed a very versatile game. His jumpshot is adequate at this time, but he does a lot of other things to help his team win. He's a very good defender and an excellent rebounder for a guard. While he's only about 6-1, he plays much bigger due to his long arms and superior leaping ability. We're projecting him at the two, but it's possible he can play some point guard down the road as well.
A very good student, Marshall has previously mentioned a GPA in the range of 3.5 to 3.6.
Marshall, who Scout.com ranks the #68 player in the nation and the #13 shooting guard, is considered a Ben Howland-type of player because of his intensity and effort.
Marshall had been on UCLA's radar, but it wasn't until July when they started recruiting him more actively.
UCLA has been recruiting other guards in the 2009 class for quite a bit longer whom they've offered scholarships – like Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep; Michael Snaer from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, and Noel Johnson from Fayetteville (Georgia) Fayette County.
It's believed that UCLA probably is on the outside looking in for each of those prospects, and they very well could come around to offering Marshall.
But it could take some time before that happens, with UCLA dependent a bit on what those other guard targets will decide.