Unique Not Antique: Why UNC's Theo Pinson Has A Role In The Modern NBA
Dating back to the 2012 NBA Draft, North Carolina has had at least one player selected in six straight drafts. That year: Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Tyler Zeller all went in the first 17 picks. For that streak to continue this year, though, the hopes (likely) rest on one dude: Theo Pinson.
Examining Joel Berry’s place among Roy Williams’ Point Guards
Roy Williams has taken the success and dependence on point guard play to a borderline absurd level since he returned to UNC. In his never-ending quest to increase the pace of the game, five different point guards have defined his best teams. Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry II possessed very different and distinct skill sets.
Video: Kendall Marshall sets UNC tournament assist record vs. Washington - March 20, 2011
Freshman point guard Kendall Marshall hands out 14 assists as North Carolina beats Washington, 86-83, to advance to the Sweet 16 on March 20, 2011. The 14 assists are the most ever by a Tar Heel in the NCAA Tournament.
Kendall Marshall's Presence
Though his presence with the program this season has been mostly behind the scenes, Kendall Marshall was among UNC's staff during the public NCAA Tournament walk-through practice that the team held at the Spectrum Center. After departing Chapel Hill for his professional career in 2012, Marshall returned in the offseason to take classes toward his degree.
Update on UNC Basketball Recruits in the Playoffs
On Saturday, North Carolina signee Rechon Black, recruit Wendell Moore and Cox Mill High School topped Ben L. Smith 61-49 to advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state championship game. Armando Bacot and Trinity Episcopal fell to Kendall Marshall and Marcus Ginyard's alma mater Bishop O'Connell in the VISAA Division I playoffs.
Kendall Marshall Back at North Carolina
Six years after departing North Carolina, Kendall Marshall is again a fixture in Chapel Hill. The former Tar Heel point guard has concluded his playing career and is embarking on the next chapter of his life. And that starts back in Chapel Hill, working toward his undergraduate degree. "He wants to be a coach and he’s going to be a fantastic one," Roy Williams said.
Lucas: A Passing Contest
The gauntlet has been thrown. Or more appropriately, passed. Theo Pinson scored just two points Saturday against Pittsburgh and yet had one of the most spectacular games of the season for the Tar Heels. Not with his vicious one-handed follow dunk, but with his eight assists, some of which were—he isn't going to like this—darn near Kendall Marshall-esque.
Young Jalek Felton is growing into a Roy Williams point guard
Raymond Felton was a Matt Doherty recruit — his class anchored that championship run — but he was the first starting point guard under Roy Williams at Carolina, and he was a Roy Williams point guard like Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry. Now, Raymond's nephew Jalek is a Roy Williams point guard, or, he's on his way to becoming one.
Former UNC Point Guard Kendall Marshall Retires
Former North Carolina point guard and NBA and G-League player Kendall Marshall has retired. Marshall played at North Carolina from 2010-2012. The 6-4 Virginia native was selected. No. 13 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA Draft. At North Carolina, he was named a third-team All-American and won the Bob Cousy Award following the 2012 season.
Joel Berry Named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List
UNC point guard Joel Berry was named to the preseason Bob Cousy Award watch list on Monday. The Cousy Award is given to the nation's top collegiate point guard. Berry averaged 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game last season and would be the fourth UNC point guard to win the award (Raymond Felton 2005, Ty Lawson 2009, Kendall Marshall 2012).
Milwaukee Bucks waive guard Kendall Marshall
The Milwaukee Bucks lessened their training camp roster to 19 on Sunday, waiving point guard Kendall Marshall. Signed on Sept. 21, Marshall appeared in three preseason games for the Bucks, averaging 1 point and 3.7 assists. Marshall spent last season with Reno of the G League. He had played in 28 games for the Bucks during the 2014-15 season before tearing his ACL.
Harrison Barnes Believes UNC Would Have Won Title If Not For Marshall Injury
If Kendall Marshall didn’t get hurt, would UNC have won NCAA the title in 2012? “I believe so,” Harrison Barnes said. “We were a tight-knit unit. This last team that won it, we were able to see how close they were. I feel like we were very similar and close. Obviously Kendall gets hurt and we were unable to make it to the Final Four. If he was out there, we would have won it all.”
Kendall Marshall Signs with Milwaukee Bucks
Former North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall has signed a training camp contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Marshall appeared in 21 games last season for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League and averaged 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists. Marshall started all five games this summer for Team USA in the FIBA AmeriCup tournament.
UNC Basketball's Unique Transfer Record
The last player to transfer from the North Carolina basketball program was Larry Drew II. Few can forget when Drew left the Tar Heel program mid-season as a junior, shortly after the California native lost the starting point guard job to freshman Kendall Marshall. But that was more than six years ago. And on the national landscape, that makes UNC a unique situation.
Kendall Marshall savors gold-medal winning moment
Kendall Marshall drew a blank when his agent asked him to consider attending an August training camp for something called the AmeriCup. The AmeriCup? Marshall, who played high school basketball at UNC and in Arlington at Bishop O'Connell, had never heard of it. Most people shared the same view. Then Marshall learned more and quickly became intrigued.