George Marshall Among Best Student-Athletes
June 16, 2009
George Marshall has been mentioned among his class’ best since playing for Chicago Ferrari as a middle schooler. Well now the well-reputable guard will be entering his junior season this year, returning as Chicago Brooks’ starting point guard.
George, who stands 6-foot 180 lbs, is a high IQ point guard. A true leader on the floor, he impresses with his ability to shoot the ball and distribute it as well. He’s matured a lot and has a strong frame enabling him to be a physical force from the point position as well.
Marshall competes on the AAU circuit with the Illinois Warriors’ 16U squad along with Tywon Pickney (Simeon) and Kevin and Keith Gray, who also compete with him at Brooks. He described this spring as ‘up and down.’
“I was out for two tournaments with a toe injury,” started George. “I came back in the Sabes Invitational which was the last tournament of the spring for us. It was a good experience to be back on the court. I played real well.”
George has been impressing college coaches since he entered the high school ranks. It’s obvious by his list of Division-I followers. He gave a list of DePaul, Marquette, Xavier, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and Illinois State with reported offers already coming from DePaul and Illinois State.
Marshall did exclaim to us that he’s looking for a few things in a school.
“I’m looking for good academics and coaches that are good and that I can easily form a good relationship with. Style of play and the school’s environment will also play big factors.”
George is a stellar student in the classroom as he sports a 4.0 GPA. His combination of high academic achievement and big time basketball skills will get him placed almost anywhere he wants. He exemplifies the nature of a true student-athlete.