Donny Marshall (born July 17, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player who played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets. He is currently a college basketball television analyst for Fox Sports 1.
|Born||July 17, 1972|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Federal Way|
(Federal Way, Washington)
|NBA draft||1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2002–2003||New Jersey Nets|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||293 (2.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||121 (1.0 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
After leading his high school basketball team to over 100 wins and being named to Washington's All-State team 4 consecutive years (along with being a 4 time All-State selection as a soccer player) Donny graduated from Federal Way High School, a suburb of Seattle. Marshall chose to play for the University of Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team. As a 4-year letter winner, he helped lead the Huskies to the postseason each of his last 3 seasons as co-captain. Was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team as a senior averaging over 24 points a game in the tourney. Marshall was later named to Uconn's All-Century team (top 25 players in school history) and was also two time All-Big East Team member, leading the Big East in free throw shooting his senior year. He was then selected in the second round (39th pick overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marshall played 6 seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and the New Jersey Nets. With the Nets, Marshall made it to consecutive NBA Finals in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
After the NBAEdit
Marshall has been in television broadcasting 16 years, covering over 1200 professional and collegiate basketball games. He worked as a color commentator/basketball studio analyst for the Boston Celtics on Comcast SportsNet in New England for 8 years covering over 650 NBA games. He was also a color commentator for NBC Sports Network college basketball telecasts. Marshall provided basketball color commentary for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Marshall covered games from the sidelines for the Brooklyn Nets from 2013-17 NBA seasons. Donny currently is an NCAA basketball television analyst for FOX Sports. Also providing analysis for WestwoodOne national radio broadcasts during the men's NCAA championship basketball tournament each spring since 2014.
Marshall was a golf course owner in his home state of Connecticut. Marshall is deeply rooted in community service in New England. He serves on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, University of Connecticut. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the First Tee of Connecticut, a group which provides exposure, teaching and scholarships through golf, to children in Connecticut. Marshall is also the Anti-Bullying spokesperson for the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the state of Connecticut.