Anthony Marshall commits to UNLV

UNLV coach Lon Kruger picked up a verbal commitment from one of the nation's top shooting guard prospects on Thursday afternoon when Las Vegas Mojave High School guard Anthony Marshall pledged the Runnin' Rebels.

Marshall, whose stock soared with strong performances during several summer tournaments as well as with his play at the prestigious NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va., is rated the nation's 13th best shooting guard by

Marshall called Kruger on Thursday afternoon to inform him of his decision. He is the team's highest profile local recruit since Marcus Banks who plays with the Miami Heat.

"I felt like I really wanted to stay here and represent my city," Marshall told "I wanted to go to a winning program, and the UNLV program is winning now. Coach Kruger turned the program around. He was one of the first coaches that really paid attention to me."

A left-handed combo guard, Marshall has a standing vertical leap of 35 inches and a 6-9 wingspan. He claimed UNLV's last available scholarship for the 2009 recruiting class joining recent UCLA transfer Chace Stanback, who will walk on while redshirting this upcoming season, 6-10 Findlay Prep forward Carlos Lopez and 6-3 combo guard Justin Hawkins of Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, who ironically was Marshall's roommate at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

Marshall also considered UCLA, Stanford, Baylor, Colorado State and San Diego State.

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