North Carolina in the NBA: Marshall finds a home

The young point guard lands with the Delaware 87'ers

The young point guard lands with the Delaware 87′ers

It seems that the former North Carolina point guard, Kendall Marshall, has finally found a home in the NBDL. The second year pro has been claimed by the Delaware 87′ers, the D-League farm team of the Philadelphia 76′ers. The 87′ers will begin their season on December 8th.

87ersNow for the former Phoenix Suns’ first round pick this is his chance to prove what he can do, and if he plays the way he did when at UNC, where he won the 2012 Bob Cousy award as the nation’s top point guard as a sophomore, we might just hear his name back in the Association soon enough. But the key for the 22 year old is that he has a place to play, and not sit at the end of the bench waiting for some mop up time, averaging three points and three assists in 14.6 minutes per game while shooting just 37 percent.

What is interesting, and good for the 6’4″/195 point floor general is that because he is signed to a D-League contract any team can sign him from the Delaware based team if Marshall was to play well enough to get another shot in the NBA.

From an article on NJ.com it sounds like the former Heel guard is not going to stay too long down in the development league as Philadelphia is not too keen on either Lorenzo Brown or Elliot Williams. So, if Marshall was getting interest from other franchises the 76′ers will bring him up before losing him.

In the end, whether he is brought up soon or later on, I just hope that whomever is working with Marshall pushes him up in a hurry but gives him a chance to get his legs back under him and let’s him mature enough to be ready for the National Basketball Association.