Former first round pick Kendall Marshall headed to the D-League

April 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall (12) drives to the basket during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 118-98. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Coming out of North Carolina in 2012, Kendall Marshall was heralded as a pass-first point guard who could really lead a team, but had a very questionable shot.

Since the Phoenix Suns took him with the 13th overall pick in 2012, things just haven’t worked out. Marshall played in just 48 games during his rookie season and averaged only 3.0 points, 3.0 assists, 0.9 rebounds and 1.2 turnovers per game. He shot 37.1% from the field, 31.5% from beyond the arc and 57.1% from the free throw line. What might be most telling is that he played just 14.3 minutes per game.

When the Suns decided to deal starting center Marcin Gortat to the Washington Wizards in the offseason, Marshall was sent to the nation’s capital with him. Having already signed veteran Eric Maynor to backup John Wall at point guard, the Wizards released Marshall.

Now, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Marshall is attempting a comeback in the NBA’s Developmental League.

Marshall is still just 22 years old and is talented, so there is little doubt he will eventually get another shot in the NBA.

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