Marshall gets invite
to big tourney
RENO – University of Nevada senior Marcus Marshall has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, April 12-15.
Marshall will be one of 64 of the best college basketball players from across the nation to participate in the four-day tournament. The P.I.T. includes 12 games in front of representatives from every NBA team, international scouts and numerous professional leagues. The P.I.T. started in 1953 and is played at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va.
“We are so happy and proud of Marcus,” Nevada head coach Eric Musselman said. “This is a great start to his pro career.”
Marshall’s honors this past season included first-team NABC All-District 17, USBWA District VIII and Mountain West coaches and media. The conference coaches and media also named him their MW Newcomer of the Year.
He was also selected to the MW All-Tournament team after leading Nevada to the title. The guard helped the Pack win the MW regular season title and make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
in a decade.
Marshall ranked second in the MW averaging 19.7 points per game and scored 1,502 points in his career that included one season at Nevada and three at Missouri State. He started all 35 games for the Pack, playing 35.4 minutes per game. He averaged 3.7 assists to rank third in MW, led the conference making 3.3 three-pointers per game and was third with a 2.1 assist to turnover ratio.
In the game to decide the MW regular season champion he recorded his first double-double with 18 points and 10 assists in the win over Colorado State. The 10 assists tied for the top game in the MW.
Marshall is just the third player in Mountain West history to eclipse 100 three-pointers made in a single season and finished the year with 115, putting him No. 2 in the conference record book. The 115 made 3-pointers shattered the Nevada record of 96 which is also the record for a senior. His 303 attempted 3-pointers broke both the single season and single season record for a Wolf Pack senior that was previously 232.