At the start of the season, many people wondered how UNLV senior Anthony Marshall would fare in his move from the 2-guard spot to the point. Early on, he was doing a good job, but in some games he struggled making good decisions. Lately, though, he’s taken more control of the team and has become the Rebels’ clear leader on the floor.
Meanwhile, he’s become more assertive on offense during conference play—taking smart shots or driving into the lane while scoring in double figures in four of the past five games. And he’s doing this even while improving as a distributor.
At the defensive end, Marshall has always been solid; The chips are placed on the red or black betting area on the online roulette table. now that his offensive game is coming together, he has become one of the better point guards in the Mountain West. In fact, with his size, strength and speed, he’s becoming a nightmare for other guards to defend.
Marshall averages 10.6 points per game — second best on the Rebels — to go along with a team-leading 137 assists. What I’m impressed with the most is his low number of turnovers: 63 for the season. If I had to give Marshall a grade at this stage of the season, it would have to be an A.
Robert Smith—who starred for the Rebels from 1974-77—is the color analyst for UNLV basketball broadcasts on ESPN Radio 1100.