Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall


POS: Guard

HT: 6-4

WT: 200

DOB: 8/19/91

College: North Carolina

NBA Experience: 3rd season

Drafted: 2012

13th overall - Phoenix

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  • Ranked 5th in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio in 2013-14 (3.18-to-1)
  • Also ranked 10th in the NBA for total assists in 2013-14 with 477
  • Had the most assists in his first two starts as a Laker (32) since at least 1970-71 when starts were recorded, per Elias Sports Bureau
  • Received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top collegiate point guard following his sophomore season at North Carolina
  • Named a 2010 McDonald’s All-American

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 54 games (45 starts) and averaged 8.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 8.8 apg in 29.0 mpg … posted 20 games with 10+ points, 25 games with 10+ assists and recorded 15 double-doubles … finished T-7th in the NBA with 15 point/assist double-doubles … led or tied for the team lead in assists in 40 of his 54 games as a Laker … ranked 2nd in the NBA behind Chris Paul with nine games of 14+ assists … posted a career high with 17 assists twice (2/13 vs. OKC and 1/5 vs. DEN) … one of only three players in the NBA to have five straight point/assist double-doubles during the season (1/10-1/19) … On 2/19 vs. HOU, scored 20 points with 16 assists, the first 20/16 game by a Laker since Nick Van Exel did so on 1/31/95 … had the most assists in his first two starts as a Laker (32) since at least 1970-71 when starts were recorded (per Elias Sports Bureau) … Gary Payton (18) had the previous record, set in 2003 … scored a career-high 20 points on 1/3 vs. UTA, and with his 15 assists, became the first Laker in over a decade to have a 20-point/15-assist game (Kobe Bryant on 2/12/02 vs. WAS) … per Elias, Marshall became only the second Laker since starts were recorded to have a double-double in his team debut as a starter (Ramon Sessions on 3/23/12 vs. POR) … set a career-high in rebounds (7) on 2/13 vs. OKC … made a career-high 5 3-pointers on 1/24 at ORL, surpassing his previous high mark of 4 set on 1/17 vs. BOS … prior to signing with the Lakers, appeared seven games with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA Development League and averaged 19.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 9.6 apg … dished out 10+ assists in five of his seven D-League contests … recorded two games 20+ points and one with 30+.

PRO CAREER ... 2012-13: Appeared in 48 games (3 starts) for PHX and averaged 3.0 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 3.0 apg and 0.5 spg in 14.6 mpg … had three games with 10+ assists … scored 10+ points three times … made NBA debut on 11/4 … in three games as a starter, averaged 6.0 ppg and 12.3 apg … made his first career start on 3/27 at UTA and recorded his first career double-digit assist effort (13 assists) … averaged 6.0 assists in games in which he played at least 20.0 minutes … on 2/5 at MEM, tallied 11 points, marking his first double-digit scoring output … assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League on 11/29 and recalled on 12/21 … averaged 9.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 7.6 apg in nine games with the Jam … had two double-digit assist games and one double-double for the Jam.

COLLEGE ... Bob Cousy Award winner in 2012 as the nation’s top point guard … in 73 career games, averaged 7.2 ppg, 8.0 apg, 2.3 rpg and 1.1 spg … led the ACC in assists in both collegiate seasons … finished career with the Tar Heels with 581 assists in 73 games (7.96 apg), setting the mark for highest average in school history … recorded 23 games with 10+ assists … his career 3.01 assist-to-turnover ratio is the best in UNC history (min. 300 assists) ... 2011-12: Averaged 8.1 ppg, 9.8 apg and 1.2 spg in 36 games … handed out an ACC-record 351 assists as a sophomore, which is also the fourth-most in NCAA history … 2010-11: Played in 37 games, averaging 6.2 ppg, 6.2 apg and 1.1 spg in 24.6 mpg … his 6.2 apg as a freshman made him just the second first-year Tar Heel in school history to lead the ACC in assists.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft … traded to the Washington Wizards along with Shannon Brown, Marcin Gortat and Malcolm Lee in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a future first round pick on 10/25/13 … waived by the Wizards on 10/28/13 … signed as a free agent by the L.A. Lakers on 12/20/13 … waived by the Lakers on 7/18/14 … awarded to the Bucks via a waiver claim on 7/20/14.

PERSONAL ... Full name is Kendall Dewan Marshall … son of Dennis and Kim Marshall, and has two sisters, Kayla and Kyra … grew up playing soccer with his father as his head coach … started playing basketball at the age of four ... told his parents at age 6 that he would play at the University of North Carolina … named a McDonald’s All-American in 2010 … won the Naismith Sportsmanship Award at the McDonald’s All-Star Game … nickname is K-Butter … in addition to basketball and soccer, played two years of football and one year of baseball growing up … his foundation, Pass Fir5t, is focused on raising money for cancer research … joined a Bucks contingent to help with painting and landscaping projects at Milwaukee’s Hawley Environmental School this offseason as part of the team’s participation in the GE Healthcare Community Service Day … on Twitter as @KButter5.


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