UNLV senior guard Anthony Marshall made the ultimate sacrifice for a perimeter player. He moved from a shooting guard to a point guard to give the Runnin’ Rebels the experience they needed on the perimeter with such a young 2012-13 squad. With that, he has taken off as the Rebs are eighth in the nation with 17.8 apg. with Marshall leading the way with 71 assists against only 34 turnovers through their first 14 games and a 12-2 start.
Saturday’s winnable 79-73 loss to North Carolina in Chapel Hill was a learning experience for Dave Rice’s youthful squad. It was also a learning experience for the Rebels as they learned that Marshall’s game and his experience will be a key cog in holding this team together as it enters Mountain West play at New Mexico on January 9.
UNLV coach Dave Rice knows he has a clutch performer in senior guard Anthony Marshall. Credit: UNLV Athletics
Trailing 21-8 midway through the first half, the Runnin’ Rebels were literally on their heels. Marshall picked...