Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973) is an American college basketball coach and former player. During his NBA career, he played with eight different teams. He is the head coach of the Central Connecticut men's basketball team.
Marshall in 2011
|Central Connecticut Blue Devils|
|Born||May 18, 1973|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Number||42, 3, 24, 8|
|1995–2000||Golden State Warriors|
|2010–2011||George Washington (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Maine Red Claws (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||10,716 (11.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||6,376 (6.7 rpg)|
|Assists||1,305 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Marshall left college early to participate in the 1994 NBA draft. He was selected after his junior year at the University of Connecticut by the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the fourth overall pick. He was traded 40 games into his rookie season to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for power forward Tom Gugliotta on February 18, 1995.
Marshall played with the Warriors until 2000, when he was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal. He played alongside future Hall of Fame nominees Karl Malone and John Stockton as a role player with the Jazz.
On December 1, 2003, Marshall was traded to the Toronto Raptors along with Rose and Lonny Baxter for Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies. In a March 13, 2005, game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he tied Kobe Bryant's NBA record for three-point field goals made in one game, by making 12 of 19 attempts.
In June 2005, Marshall signed a four-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were trying to build a veteran core around LeBron James. In May 2007, he helped the team to a victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals by making six three-pointers. The victory propelled the Cavaliers to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, and eventually the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
On February 21, 2008, Marshall was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved three organizations. After the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City, the team waived him before the start of the new season.
On September 1, 2008, Marshall agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year contract. The move signaled Marshall's impending retirement, as he said his goal was to play for his hometown 76ers before he retired. Playing just 25 games, he provided Philadelphia with veteran leadership and three point shooting. He played a key role in Philadelphia's game 1 victory over the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs; he scored 11 points and made a three-pointer to tie the game in the final minute.
On October 26, 2009, after retiring from the NBA, Marshall joined Comcast SportsNet as a 76ers' post-game live analyst. Marshall left broadcasting on July 1, 2010 to become an assistant men's basketball coach of the George Washington Colonials under fellow Univ. of Connecticut alumnus Karl Hobbs.
In September 2013, Marshall became an assistant coach of the Rider University men's basketball team. Marshall was largely responsible for the effective play of senior transfer center Matt Lopez and a second place regular season finish in the MAAC in 2014–15.
Following a 21–12 season at Rider which earned a College Basketball Invitational appearance, Marshall was named as an assistant on Nate Oats's staff at the University at Buffalo on April 16, 2015.
On April 6, 2016, he was named head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut State.Marshall won his first game as head coach of Central Connecticut on November 11, 2016 a 75-60 win over Hartford.
Rankings and milestonesEdit
On February 5, 2007, Marshall's number was honored at Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, during halftime of the men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orangemen, as part of the Huskies of Honor ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.
Until November 7, 2016, he held and shared the NBA record (with Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry) for most three-point field goals made in a game after he made 12 three-point field goals of 19 attempts against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 13, 2005.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Head coaching recordEdit
|Central Connecticut Blue Devils (Northeast Conference) (2016–present)|
|Central Connecticut:||31–61 (.337)||16–38 (.296)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Ex-UConn star Marshall to coach Cent. Conn. St". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
- "Philadelphia at Toronto - 2005-03-13 - National Basketball Association - Yahoo! Sports". yahoo.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "Marshall's law: Donyell reaches agreement with Cavs". espn.com. July 19, 2005. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith and Delonte West in Three-Team Trade". nba.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "OKC waives Donyell Marshall". newsok.com. August 20, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "Sixers agree to one-year contract with F Marshall". espn.com. September 2, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- Donyell Marshall set to join the Sixers
- Iguodala's jumper completes Sixers' comeback vs. Howard, Magic
- "Donyell Marshall Named Assistant Coach for GW Men's Basketball". gwsports.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- "15-Year NBA Veteran Donyell Marshall Named Assistant Coach". NBA.com. November 3, 2011. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Donyell Marshall". gobroncs.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- Kramer, Ari (February 19, 2015). "Donyell Marshall, former NBA forward, loving mid-major life at Rider". One-Bid Wonders. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Men's Basketball Finalizes Coaching Staff". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Central Handles Hartford 75-60 In Donyell Marshall's Debut". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
- Men's Basketball: Rolling ... Rolling?
- "NBA & ABA Single Game Leaders and Records for 3-Pt Field Goals - Basketball-Reference.com". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
- NBA.com bio Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Cavaliers: Donyell Marshall chat transcript Archived December 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine