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5 Kendall Marshall

 

 


2010-11
A first-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and a second-team selection by the USBWA • Third-team All-ACC and ACC All-Freshman team selection • First freshman point guard to earn All-ACC honors since Georgia Tech's Javaris Crittenton was a third-team pick in 2007 • First UNC freshman point guard to earn All-ACC honors since Raymond Felton made the third team in 2003.

Led the ACC in assists (6.2 per game) • Also led the league in assists (6.8) and tied for first in assist-error (2.5) in conference games • No other player averaged more than 4.9 assists in league play • Ed Cota (in 1997) is the only other UNC freshman to lead the ACC in assists • Led Carolina with 230 assists • Had 91 assists in the last 10 games (9.1 per game) • Led all freshmen nationally in assists and was ninth among all players • UNC went 17-3 in his 20 starts, including five ACC road wins and five postseason wins • Had 153 assists (7.7 per) in his 20 starts • Had 16 assists vs. Florida State, equalling the second-most in a game in the NCAA in 2010-11 • Assist-error ratio of 2.5 is the fourth-best by a Tar Heel in a season • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times (after BC/Florida State, Duke/Clemson and Florida State/Duke games) • Averaged 7.5 points and 9.8 assists in the four NCAA Tournament games • Set UNC's NCAA Tournament record with 14 assists against LIU in the second round • Second-team All-ACC Tournament selection • Played 34.9 minutes per game over the last 16 games and 32.2 per game in his 20 starts (was averaging 15.2 minutes in the first 17 games before becoming the starter).

Game Highlights: Had eight assists and a season-high four steals against Kentucky in the regional final • Had seven assists and two steals against Marquette as UNC committed a season-low seven turnovers (second straight game team with single-digit turnovers) • Posted his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 assists vs. Washington in NCAA third round • Set UNC record for most assists in NCAA Tournament game (in UNC's 143rd NCAA game) • Broke Kenny Smith's record of 12 against Notre Dame in 1987 • Tied the eighth-most assists by any player in NCAA Tournament history and the most ever by an ACC player (Virginia's John Crotty had 14 against Middle Tennessee State in 1989) • Is the first Tar Heel to have 10 or more assists in each of his first two NCAA Tournament games • Ed Cota is the only other Tar Heel to have 10 or more assists in consecutive NCAA Tournament games • Had assists on nine of UNC's 15 field goals in the second half of the win over Washington • The 14 assists tie the fifth-most assists in a game by a Tar Heel (he had 16 earlier in the year for fourth on the list).

Had 10 assists vs. LIU, most by a Tar Heel in NCAA play since Ed Cota had 10 against Stanford in 2000 • Was his fourth double-figure assist game in his last seven starts • Earned UNC's defensive player of the game award, his fourth of the season.

Three-pointer in overtime gave Carolina a six-point lead in ACC semifinal win over Clemson • Had 10 assists, including the winning pass to Tyler Zeller for his basket with no time remaining, in UNC's 61-59 win over Miami in the ACC Tourney • Hit consecutive three-pointers that cut the Canes' lead to seven - just the second time all year he made multiple threes in a game.

First career double-double with 15 points and 11 assists in over Duke to win regular-season ACC title • Carolina shot 52.4 percent from the floor, scored 51 first-half points and 81 points were all season highs in ACC play against the Blue Devils • Had 12 points and five assists in the first half as the Tar Heels shot 57.9 percent from the floor and built a 51-39 lead • Helped UNC shoot 47.3 percent at Florida State, giving UNC the top two shooting percentage games against the Seminoles this season • Had 10 assists, a season-high six rebounds and three steals against Maryland • Attempted a season-high 12 field goals at NC State - three-pointer gave UNC the lead heading into halftime • Made a season-high five field goals, had seven assists and a season-high five turnovers in home win over BC • Scored a career-high 18 points, did not have a second-half turnover and made 10 of 11 free throws in the 64-62 win at Clemson • Steal and layup with 1:20 to play gave UNC a 55-51 lead • Had nine points and six assists with just one turnover in 37 minutes at Duke • Had four assists in the first half as UNC built a 16-point lead • Attempted 11 shots from the floor at Duke (previous high was six and he had taken 10 shots in the previous three games combined).

Earned co-ACC Freshman of the Week honors for his memorable performance against Florida State as he scored nine points and handed out 16 assists • The 16 assists were the most ever by a Tar Heel in an ACC game (948 games all-time), the most ever by a UNC freshman in any game (previous was 14 by Raymond Felton vs. Wyoming, 3-24-03), the fourth-most ever by a Tar Heel in any game, the third-most ever by any freshman in an ACC game and the most by a Tar Heel since Felton had a school-record 18 against George Mason on Dec. 7, 2003 • Had 11 assists in the second half (that is the most assists in a game by a Tar Heel since Ty Lawson had 11 against Georgia Tech on Feb. 28, 2009 • Helped UNC shoot 55.7 percent from the floor against Florida State, which came into the game leading the nation in field goal percentage defense • Had 11 assists on 18 field goals in the second half as UNC shot 64.3 percent • Hit multiple three-pointers for the first time as a Tar Heel.

Had seven points and six assists in 106-74 win at Boston College, directing a Tar Heel attack that shot 57.4 percent from the floor (UNC's highest percentage in an ACC game since 2007) • Threaded a pass to Harrison Barnes that led to Barnes's game-winning three-pointer at Miami with 6.6 seconds to play • Made his first collegiate start in the home win over Clemson • Had five assists and hit two free throws with 2:46 to play to give UNC a 68-65 lead • Led Carolina to a 64-61 comeback win over Virginia Tech as he scored nine points, had nine assists and no turnovers • Three-pointer with 4:13 to play cut Tech's lead to two and free throws with three seconds to play gave UNC a three-point win • The 9 assists/0 turnovers marked the best ratio by a Tar Heel since Ty Lawson went 9/0 vs. Virginia in 2009 and the best by a UNC freshman since Lawson went 9/0 against Rutgers in 2006-07.

Handed out eight assists as UNC shot a season-high 59.1 percent against Saint Francis • Had nine assists in 16 minutes against Hofstra • Played brilliantly against Rutgers with six assists • Had eight assists and no turnovers against William and Mary • Had seven points, three assists and three rebounds against Texas • Spectacular wrap-around pass led to a dunk by John Henson against the Longhorns.

PREP
Third-team Parade and USA Today All-America • Led Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Va., to the 2010 Virginia Independent Schools Division I championship • Played for Coach Joe Wootten • Won five games in five days to win the title • Scored 21 or more points in each of his last five playoff games and averaged 23.6 points and 6.4 assists in those contests • Was named Tournament MVP after beating Blue Ridge, 80-72, in the finals • Also led Bishop O'Connell to the semifinals of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference • Earned All-Metropolitan honors • Averaged 15.3 points, nine rebounds and six assists as a senior • Had 10 or more assists in 10 games and scored 20 or more points 11 times • Played in the McDonald's All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., and the Jordan Brand Classic in New York • Had a game-high five assists and won the Naismith Sportsmanship Award at the McDonald's All-Star Game • Handed out eight assists in the Jordan Classic in Madison Square Garden • Member of Students Against Drunk Driving.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 19, 1991 • Kendall Dewan Marshall is the son of Dennis and Kim Marshall • Undeclared major.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dumfries, Va.
High School: Bishop O'Connell
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