Four-star prospect Anthony Marshall, one of the more consistent performers on this year's travel circuit, has put an end to his recruitment with a commitment to a nearby school.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound shooting guard from Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave High School and standout for the Las Vegas Prospects will run with the Rebels of UNLV.
"Over the last couple of days, I've been doing a lot of thinking about the things that they've been telling. I knew that I had a good relationship with the coaches and everything that they've been telling me made me realize that I could trust them with anything," Marshall said. "I felt like this was the best time more than ever to make my decision.
"It came down to wanting to play in front of family and friends. I want to represent my city, and UNLV is an up and coming program.
A do-everything type of player, Marshall is looking forward to impacting the UNLV program in a number of ways.
"They talked about using me in a lot of different ways, and I liked what I was hearing," he said. "I can be a major contributor right away. I'm my worst critic, but this summer I think I proved to people who watched me that I can do a lot of different things. I'm not just a scorer but a good teammate, can pass out of the double team, rebound, block shots, whatever it takes to win."
Marshall, who is presently the No. 67 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, joins Rivals150 power forward Carlos Lopez and guard Justin Hawkins in the UNLV 2009 recruiting class.
Marshall chose UNLV over offers from Baylor, Colorado State, San Diego State and interest from UCLA and Stanford.
Anthony Marshall scouting report:
A physical left handed guard, Marshall has a unique mix of strength, length and skill to his game. He can bruise his way to the goal or score by posting up as well as find the open teammate with a pinpoint pass. A combo guard who does a lot of things well, Marshall is also a tough defender and strong rebounder.