LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team rounded out a quality 2015-16 recruiting class on Wednesday, as Morris Marshall signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cowboys and head coach Larry Shyatt. Marshall will start his UW career next fall and have two years of eligibility.
"Both of Morris' coaches Chris [Mowry] and Carlos [Villalobos] are longtime friends, so I have the utmost respect for the coaching and mentoring that Morris has received over the last year," UW head coach Larry Shyatt said. "Morris is a young man who was an NCAA qualifier out of high school, but decided to take advantage of two years at a junior college to grow and develop."
Marshall is a 6-4, 185-pound wing player in his sophomore season at Sante Fe Junior College in Gainesville, Fla. The Saints are 4-3 in 2014-15 and host IMG Academy tonight. Marshall is averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season, while shooting 43 percent from the field and 42 percent beyond the arc. As a freshman in 2013-14, he earned first team all-conference honors. Marshall graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City, Fla., in 2013, the same high school as fellow UW signee Andrew Moemeka, and was ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com at the time.
UW assistant coach Allen Edwards on Marshall: "Morris has a really good basketball IQ. He knows the game and will add to our ability to make shots on the perimeter. On the other end, he can defend multiple positions. Being a junior college player, he will bring more maturity and help balance out our classes when we lose six seniors to graduation."