The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 5’11 KJ Marshall of Trinity Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
Some players simply don’t receive the appropriate credit for their acceptance and embrace of roles within a basketball setting. Marshall understands how to properly run a team and conduct an efficient offense, as he’s proven countless times throughout the last few years at Trinity Christian. He’s averaging 9.5 points and 3 assists per game, but that doesn’t really explain the undeniable leadership presence that Marshall brings. He consistently sets the tone on both ends of the floor and is willing to sacrifice his individual numbers for the betterment of the team. Marshall has also filled a similar role with Team Felton and seems to always bring success, regardless of surrounding teammates.
Last winter, our own Rick Lewis saw Marshall and stated, “Marshall is the ultimate x-factor; he can make tough shots off the dribble, Marshall is efficient in the pick n roll his decision making and court vision are big strengths, at 5’10 Marshall is a smaller guard but still pulls his share on the boards. During our MLK showcase, Marshall was extremely active on both ends, his shot-making ability and constant on-ball pressure helped Trinity overcome a double-digit deficit. Marshall stayed aggressive and remained a consistent presence throughout the contest for the Crusaders. Marshall’s leadership can’t be measured in the box score but his value and what it brings is duly noted amongst the team.” It’ll be exciting to watch the final stages of his recruitment unfold, as programs are sure to realize his value now and going forward.
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