April 18, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced on Monday that Tyrone Marshall, a 6'8", 220-pound senior forward at George Washington High School in Denver, Colo., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the Cowboys beginning in the fall of 2011.
"We are very pleased to announce that Tyrone (Marshall) has decided to join our basketball program at Wyoming," said Shyatt. "We were extremely impressed with Tyrone on the court, and we were even more impressed with his values and his enthusiasm for helping us begin our new era here at Wyoming. When we had the opportunity to meet his family and his high school coach (Michael Rogers), it was easy to see why Tyrone is such an outstanding young man.
"Tyrone has tomorrow written all over him in terms of his future basketball potential. He is going to be a very versatile forward in the future. He has a large frame and may not yet be done growing. Tyrone has good quickness and leaping ability, and if he becomes consumed with a strong work ethic could be a terrific, high-level basketball player for us.
"I want to compliment Coach (Michael) Rogers for the great job he has done in preparing Tyrone on the court and in helping him develop a strong mindset in terms of how he approaches the game. Our coaching staff and players were very impressed with: Tyrone's level of interest in our program; his strong desire to be the best player he can be; and in his commitment to leaving Wyoming with a college degree."
Marshall averaged 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots per game his senior season at George Washington High School. He was named Honorable Mention All-State Class 5A by The Denver Post his senior season, and was named First Team All-Conference in the Denver Prep League. Marshall helped lead G.W. to an 18-7 overall record, a 6-2 conference mark and the Sweet 16 of the state playoffs this past season. He recorded three triple-doubles his senior season in points, rebounds and blocked shots. His head coach, Michael Rogers, described Marshall as being an integral part of G.W.'s team that finished as the runner-up for the 2009 5A State Championship in Marshall's sophomore season. George Washington narrowly lost that 2009 state championship game, falling in overtime by a score of 67-63 to Regis Jesuit.