Missouri State student-athletes Marcus Marshall, Chris Kendrix and Tyler McCullough speak to the media following the Bears' 69-55 defeat to Illinois State in MVC men's basketball on Jan. 11 at JQH Arena.
Missouri State men's basketball players Marcus Marshall, Christian Kirk and Camyn Boone speak to the media following the Bears' season-opening 64-53 victory at JQH Arena on Friday, Nov. 14, over the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
2014 Preseason All-MVC 2013 MVC Freshman of the Year 2013 MVC All-Newcomer Team 2013 MVC All-Freshman Team
One of the top returning scorers in the Missouri Valley, Marcus Marshall is coming off a successful rehabilitation from season-ending knee injury. The 2013 MVC Freshman of the Year is also one of MSU's top on-ball defenders, ball handlers and free throw shooters who has the ability to create off the dribble.
2013-14 The 2013-14 Preseason All-MVC selection missed 21 games after undergoing surgery (1/15/14) to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee ... Still finished second on the team in scoring average (14.3) while dropping in 79 percent of his free throws ... Posted 15 points and team-high 3 assists vs. No. 6 Wichita State (1/11/14) while playing 40 minutes and fouling out for the first time in his career ... He tore his meniscus with 5 minutes left in regulation against Wichita, but returned to the game ... Went 8-for-15 from the field with 3 3-pointers and 4 assists in win at Bradley (1/8/14) ... Had team-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting to go with 2 assists at Loyola (1/5/14) ... Logged 14 points in Valley-opener win over Illinois State (1/2/14) ... Posted team-high 19 points and 3 3-pointers in win over SEMO (12/29/13) ... Dropped 18 points with 3 3-pointers and team-high 3 assists vs. Alabama A&M (12/21/13) ... Played 24 minutes in return to the starting lineup at No. 4/6 Louisville (12/17/13) on ESPN2, with 8 points and 3-for-3 effort at the line ... Registered a game-high 20 points off the bench in his first game back from his first knee injury, making 9-of-10 free throws and his 50th career 3-pointer in win at ORU (12/13/13) to earn MSU Coors Player of the Week ... Missed four games (11/26/13 to 12/4/13) with a sprained left knee ... Had a perfect shooting night -- 6-for-6 from the field, 3-for-3 at the line -- with a pair of treys and team-high 17 points against Grambling (11/20/13) ... Posted 12 points and a career-high 6 assists in home opener against Tulsa (11/16/13) ... Shared team-high scoring honors with 18 points in OT win at Old Dominion (11/8/13) in the season opener with 7 rebounds and 9-for-10 effort at the line.
2012-13 Played in 32 games as a true freshman, making 28 starts ... Became just the second MSU player (Blake Ahearn) to be named MVC Freshman of the Year ... Also claimed MVC All-Newcomer Team and All-Freshman Team honors ... Finished fifth in the league in FT% (.800), which also ranked 145th nationally ... In Valley games, he ranked 15th overall in scoring (11.6), 7th in minutes (33.4) and 8th in FT% (.795) ... Averaged 21.5 ppg in Valley Tournament in St. Louis ... Named CollegeSportsMadness.com MVC Freshman of the Year and CollegeHoopsDaily.com MVC Rookie of the Year ... Was also the top-scoring freshman in the MVC (11.1 ppg, 368) ... Scored 25 points on 13-of-16 FT's vs. Wichita State (3/8/13) in MVC Tournament quarterfinals ... Broke Blake Ahearn's MSU freshman scoring record (368 points) ... Made 27 straight FT's from 2/5/13 to 2/23/13 ... Had team-high 18 points in MVC Tournament win over SIU (3/7/13) ... Manufactured 11 points in home win over Bradley (3/2/13) with 7 rebounds and 5 assists .. Posted 11 points in come-from-behind win at Eastern Michigan (2/23/13) in BracketBusters ... Dropped career-high 25 points on visiting UNI (2/19/13) on 7-of-13 shooting and 9-for-9 at the line ... Produced 19 points in back-to-back games - a home win over Indiana State (2/12/13) and at No. 22 Wichita State (2/9/13) ... Was 7-for-7 at the line with his first block in win over Indiana State ... Posted third straight double-figure game with team-high 14 points in win over Evansville (2/2/13) ... Notched 10 points at No. 17/21 Creighton (1/30/13) ... Tallied 12 points in home win over Drake (1/27/13) ... Played 38 minutes vs. No. 20 Wichita State (1/23/13) ... Shared team-high scoring honors with 13 points and season-high 5 assists at Bradley (1/19/13) ... Tallied 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in home win over Illinois State (1/8/13) ... Contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds with team-high 4 assists in win at Drake (1/5/13) ... Dropped 11 points on Southern Illinois (12/30/12) in MVC debut with game-high 6 rebounds ... Named runner-up for the StatSheet.com Missouri Valley Freshman of the Week on 12/24/12 ... Had team-high 7 rebounds at New Mexico State (12/22/12) ... Shared game-high honors with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 4 rebounds at Alabama A&M (12/18/12) ... Registered 14-points against Valparaiso (12/15/12) on 6-of-10 shooting and 2-of-2 from 3-pt. range and game-high 4 assists ... Earned his second MSU Coors Player of the Week Award for Valparaiso game ... Had 9 points behind a 7-for-10 effort at the line at Tulsa (12/5/12) ... Played 32 minutes and tallied 18 points with 4 3-pointers against SMU (11/25/12) in Puerto Vallarta third-place game ... Named Coors Player of the Week on 11/18 to start a string of three straight double-figure scoring games ... Scored 17 points against South Carolina (11/24/12) in Puerto Vallarta with a 34-minute stint ... Dropped 15 points on Malone (11/21/12) in first collegiate start with 5-for-7 shooting effort, including 3-for-3 from long distance ... Scored 16 points and snagged 5 rebounds in collegiate debut against Philander Smith (11/9/12) with a 9-for-10 outing at the line ... Third on the club in scoring during 2012 summer tour of Costa Rica, with 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with 20 assists, 11 steals.
High School Averaged a team-high 22.4 points per game as a senior in 2011-12 at Johnson High in St. Paul, Minn., leading the Governors to the second round of the state playoffs ... Helped Vern Simmons' squad to a 19-7 overall record for the season and a sectional title ... Club was 12-0 in the St. Paul City Conference ... Senior season was highlighted with several memorable efforts, including: 33 points in win over Lakeville South (12/13/11); 24 points in the Best Buy Holiday Classic finals (12/31/11) to earn all-tournament honors; 32 points vs. St. Paul Highland Park (2/9/12); 37 points in win over St. Paul Como Park (2/23/12); and 30 points in regular-season finale against Minneapolis Washburn ... Averaged 30.3 points over his last four games, including 36 in win over St. Thomas Academy in sectional final (3/16/12) ... Shot 51 percent from the field in the state tournament ... As a junior, Marshall averaged 16.0 points per game and helped his team to a 25-4 ledger in 2010-11 ... Was a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and noted by ESPN as the No. 3 recruit in the state of Minnesota ... Best sports moment was winning the 2010 state title.
Personal Marcus Marteze Marshall was born 5/3/94 in Minneapolis ... Son of Will Marshall and Denise Robinson of St. Paul, Minn. ... Has six older siblings and seven younger siblings -- five brothers and eight sisters ... Majoring in Criminology ... Had scholarship offers from Murray State, UNI, Kent State and Indiana State ... Also recruited by Green Bay, Minnesota, Penn State, Marquette, Kansas, Butler and Wisconsin.