North Carolina kept its hired head men’s basketball coach in the family Monday afternoon when it hired an assistant. Hubert davis to replace Roy williams, which was retired last Thursday after 18 years, but will not remain entirely intact. 247Sports affiliate Inside Carolina reported Monday night that the deputy director of operations Kendall marshall, whom Williams hired in October 2019 as the director of recruiting, was not being hired by Davis.
Marshall, 29, returned to UNC in 2018 to finish his bachelor’s degree after retiring from professional basketball. After attending and observing internships in an indefinite role on staff, Marshall officially joined as director of recruiting.
“What we’re trying to do is stay on top of social media and the things that we can use to recruit and be aware of offering more for prospects,” Williams said on October 2, 2019. “The real CEO of recruitment is (assistant coaches) Steve Robinson, Hubert davis, and Brad Frederick, because they are guys on tour. It is an evolving position. He will be aware of what we use on social media to send our story to recruits. He’s going to be involved in the search for tapes (about recruits). It’s an evolving position, it’s never been a position I’ve had. “
Former point guard in North Carolina (2010-12) and in the NBA (2012-16) before a final season with the G League (2016-17), Marshall was a two-time All-ACC selection in the second and third teams . As a sophomore with the Tar Heels in 2011-12, Marshall won the Bob Cousy award for best point guard in college basketball and was an Associated Press All-American third team after averaging 8.1 points and 9.8 assists. UNC made two consecutive ACC tournament championship games and a run to the Elite Eight of the 2012 NCAA tournament.
“He was a great point guard,” Williams said. “From the first day Kendall stepped foot here on our team, he was extremely smart … Kendall was the best throwing the ball forward, the the best I’ve had of noticing the time and the score, the The best thing I’ve ever had in realizing how many fouls the other team’s big man made. He was a true quarterback and a true coach on the court. I think he will eventually be a fantastic coach. and eventually, he will be a great recruiter. “
Marshall did not play Sweet 16 and Elite Eight due to a broken wrist. He finished his two-year career at North Carolina second in ACC history with assists per game (8.0), recording 10 or more 23 times.
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Marshall, a four-star recruit, was engaged and signed with the Tar Heels of Arlington (Va.) Bishop O’Connell. He brought his talents to UNC as the 247Sports Composite’s No. 27 overall prospect, No. 8 point guard and No. 2 player in Virginia for the 2010 drafting class.