The early fall signing period is among us, and many of Arizona's top-rated prospects in the 2013 class will be zoning in on college programs for their future. Over the next couple of months, senior prospects will look to take some official recruiting visits to colleges around the country - looking to make their decisions during the fall.
Arizona's top-rated pure point guard prospect is on his first official recruiting visit this fall. Westwind Prep 6-foot-1 senior point guard John Marshall has began his quest to make a decision, as he has hit the recruiting road for the weekend. Marshall has headed to the state of Utah for the weekend, as he will take an official recruiting visit to the University of Southern Utah - a new member of the Big Sky Conference this season.
Marshall is also hearing from many other division-I programs currently, but Southern Utah could be the leader for Marshall early. It will be very interesting to see if Marshall pulls the trigger this weekend or decides to continue taking more visits for himself.
Marshall is coming off a strong spring and summer showing for himself this off-season, where he proved that he is among the best pure-point guard prospects in the West. A tough and heady point man, Marshall competes as hard as any player I have ever seen and demonstrates extreme toughness and grit on and off the basketball court. Marshall possesses excellent work ethic and has worked tirelessly throughout his basketball career to become a serious college prospect.
Marshall also made a big move for himself this summer, when he decided to transfer schools - leaving Desert Vista High School and making the move to play for Westwind Prep's national high school program, coached by Jeff de Laveaga. Marshall helped lead his Desert Vista HS team to a 22-9 overall record during the 2011-2012 season and a Division-I semi-final finish.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Marshall's extreme toughness on the defensive end and ability to get into the lane and finish makes his team go, and also makes him tough to defend off the dribble. Marshall is a quality point-man that also sees the floor very well and likes to push the basketball up the floor as much as possible. His confidence while running a team is glaring, and he takes pride in making players around him better. A selfless guard prospect, Marshall is an excellent leader that is very vocal on the floor. He is a throw-back point guard that looks to pass first and shoot second, while excelling on the defensive end of the floor. Has improved his perimeter shooting a great deal over the past several years, but still needs to become more consistent from longer ranges to become much more of a scoring threat for himself. This young man's excellent leadership and attitude on the floor are contagious. A solid prospect in every way and a born leader and winner.