The Phoenix Suns selected Kendall Marshall out of North Carolina with the 13th overall pick at the 2012 NBA Draft. Marshall, a sophomore point guard, will likely be the starter if Steve Nash elects to go elsewhere in free agency. He is left handed, 6'4 and 197lbs.
Marshall averaged just 7.8 points-per-game last season, but was among the nation's best with 9.7 assists per game on a very talented Tar Heels team. He shot 46.7% from the field and just 35.4% from behind the 3-point arc. Marshall does not project to be much of a scorer in the NBA, although his ability to facilitate an offense will seldom be in question.
Another big issue with Marshall is his defense. He was often a liability for North Carolina last season, and he'll need to improve drastically if he hopes to see a lot of playing time with the Suns.
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