Posted On: 01/13/18 12:18 PM
This week was the first time I saw Bishop McNamara this year and #2 on the Mustangs immediately stood out to me because of his size and his warmup routine. That player is 2018 6’5 Nigel Marshall who transferred down to McNamara from St. Anthony’s in New Jersey this summer. McNamara played host to two WCAC perineal powerhouses in DeMatha and Paul VI and unfortunately lost both games but Nigel was extremely impressive in both games.
Marshall showed his ability to drive to the basket using his size which can allow him to get to the free throw line multiple times in a game. He was also connecting on some jump shots this week too from all areas on the court. But my favorite part of his game that I liked was his ability to get downhill and get to the basket. Both DeMatha and Paul VI were lacking in ability to stopping him from attacking the basket.
This past summer on the AAU circuit he played with the NY Jayhawks, “It went pretty well, it was a good experience. That was my first year playing with them but it was good, they treated us like family, so it was a great experience.”
He caught up with us to talk about how his season is going thus far, “I mean it is going pretty well, we have taken tough losses to the top teams in the WCAC but we are just trying to get better each and everyday.”
Like I said in the opening, Marshall moved down to DC in the latter part of the summer and he spoke highly on the decision to leave New Jersey, “Right before school started we came down for a visit to check the school out and see what it was and we loved it and ever since we have gotten here they have treated us like family so we are loving the process so far.”
Just like many high school players he has aspirations to play at the next level and Nigel will play at the next level and we asked him what he can bring to a college program, “Versatility, I can do everything, I can rebound, I can shoot, I can push the break, I can make the pass and I can finish around the basket strongly so just versatility.”
Right now Marshall holds an offer from Coppin State and he mentioned that is really the only school looking at him right now. He informed us that he took a visit there in November, “I really liked the campus, they keep telling me how they are going to take me in and feature me, they want me to come in my first year and just feature me and you know that doesn’t really happen at a lot of schools in your first year.”
Nigel also told us that he is hearing a little from Norfolk State as well.