The Ultimate Kendall Marshall Scouting Report

Is Kendall Marshall suddenly becoming the future of the Los Angeles Lakers? 

Woah, woah, woah.

Before we even think about asking questions like that, let's take a look at the facts. Although Marshall has been superb ever since stepping into the starting lineup of the injury-riddled team that calls the Staples Center home, it's too soon to make grandiose proclamations about the future.

It's more important to take a look back at Marshall's history and figure out how in the world we got to this point. Then—and only then—we can start breaking down what to expect from the left-handed assist-generating sensation.

Turn on your time machines and travel back with me. We're starting our journey in 2010, when Marshall was finishing up his high school career in Virginia.


Before Reaching the NBA

Marshall played for Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, and he was one of the top point guard recruits in the country when he was set to graduate in 2010. gave him four stars, listing him as the No. 9 floor general in the country behind a few players who have become prominent names and a couple that have faded away into oblivion: 

Kyrie Irving Josh Selby Brandon Knight Cory Joseph Ian Miller Ray McCallum Joe Jackson Ryan Harrow Kendall Marshall Trevor Releford As has been the case throughout his career, Marshall's passing skills were viewed as a strength, and his shooting ability fell into the opposite end of the spectrum. He received plenty of attention from many major basketball schools, including Duke, Connecticut, Georgetown, Ohio State and Villanova, but ultimately he decided to join Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels. 

It was a decision he wouldn't regret.

The southpaw thrived as a freshman while playing alongside a star-studded cast that featured Harri...

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