Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 | 1:52 p.m.
Marshall is one of three Las Vegas high-school products and one of four Mountain West guards on the 86-player list. The other two locals are Kansas' Elijah Johnson (Cheyenne) and Baylor’s Pierre Jackson (Desert Pines).
UNR’s Deonte Burton and New Mexico’s Kendall Williams and Hugh Greenwood also received the distinction.
In his first season as the Rebels’ starting point guard, Marshall is putting up some of the best numbers of his career, including 56 percent shooting behind the three-point line and a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Mojave grad is averaging 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while still playing solid defense.
Marshall gets by far the most minutes at point guard for UNLV, followed by freshmen Katin Reinhardt and Daquan Cook. The Cousy Award winner last year was North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall, and other recent recipients include UConn’s Kemba Walker and Maryland’s Greivas Vazquez.
The Rebels (10-1) next take the court at 7 p.m. Saturday at home against Canisus. They then have a little holiday break before playing at North Carolina on Dec. 29.