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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

George Marshall Plans His Next Step

Multiple sources are reporting tonight that Chicago Brooks Prep guard George Marshall, Jr. has verbally committed to Bo Ryan's Badgers.

Marshall told that he appreciated Wisconsin's academics and the exciting atmosphere, even calling UW "a basketball school." Interesting to hear. The 5'11" junior also stressed the good relationship he has built with Howard Moore, so score another one for the Duck.

The commitment is the second in Wisconsin's 2011 class, which has room for four players. Both Marshall and forward Devon Hodges hail from Coach Moore's old stomping grounds in the Chicago area. The Badgers absolutely had to have a true point guard in this group and Marshall fits the bill. He is known as a smart floor general-type with a respected jump shot. With the next lead guard in the fold, Wisconsin has outstanding offers to combo guards Traevon Jackson and Chasson Randle, as well as forward Markus Crider.

Interest from a number of big-time programs had been picking up lately, so Wisconsin may be gaining the services of a young player on the rise. Marshall missed a portion of the summer with an injury, which kept him a little under the radar. Check out Marshall's current scouting ranks on his Prospect Profile page.

Just yesterday, Marshall put home the go ahead lay-up with 20 seconds left to lead Brooks over Nicolet, 59-57, in a high school event in Glendale, Wis. Marshall is averaging around 16 ppg this season for the Eagles.

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