Anthony Marshall has taken the Mojave Rattlers Hoops program from the basement to one of the top programs in the State during his past 2 seasons. His hard work landed him with major programs from across the country wanting to sign the 6'3 point guard. Marshall did what so few local kids have been doing of late - he decided to play for UNLV.
Marshall and Cheyenne guard Elijah Johnson were on UNLV's radar for the past 2 years. With one scholarship remaining in the 2009 class, Marshall gave his commitment to UNLV this week.
UNLV has now been able to keep two of the top Findlay Prep kids at home, convincing transfers from UCLA and Memphis to become Rebels of late. This all led to UNLV running out of rides for kids in the 2009 class. Marshall with his 6'9 wingspan as a left handed explosive player, decided not to chance the fact that UNLV would run out of rides.
Meanwhile, Johnson remains un committed. He visited unofficially Kansas last year and is projected as a major recruit next season. His explosive play at State last year as well as in the Summer, EJ will have a list of top schools to choose from this Summer. While Marshall would have loved to see his Las Vegas Prospects team mate Johnson join him as a Rebel, dont be suprised if EJ goes to a BCS Conference school when he makes his decision. With both players playing in the same conference in Las Vegas, 2009 is a good year for the South where Southern teams get 3 bids into the State tourney.