Six-foot-2, 180 pound St. Paul Johnson guard Marcus Marshall saw his offer list grow by two this week bringing his current division one scholarship tally to six offers. Marshall is the top scorer for 43 Hoops this spring and so far he's had a standout out two months despite a leg injury at the Jayhawk Invitational.
"Marcus is playing very well," said 43 Hoops coach Al Harris who is also a coach at Johnson. "He is definitely a leader on the floor and has improved a lot already in making his teammates better.
"What makes Marcus a standout to me right now is that his is very efficient as a scorer plus he has the ability to make others better."
Coming into the AAU year Marcus had offers from Indiana State, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, and Missouri-Kansas City. He has since grabbed a couple more offers plus building interest.
"Marcus has been offered by the University of South Dakota and also the University of Albany," said Harris. "Other schools that are watching him closely now are the Gophers, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, Butler, Missouri, Missouri State, North Dakota State, just to name a few.
"Marcus has also received letters of interest from Kansas in recent weeks from assistant coach Danny Manning."
Marcus has a natural scoring ability but it's more than just that that has coaches interested.
"What is making Marcus appealing to college programs is his combo guard ability," Al said. "A lot of coaches have seen that he can naturally run the point guard but he can also score from that position and that really has raised his level of opportunity."