Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/10/12
AKRON, Ohio As a 6-foot-7 eighth-grader playing AAU basketball for the first time, Zeke Marshall dreamed of one day being highly ranked and regarded amongst his competitors. In video games. Basketball was something he felt like he had to do. Progress, back then, was measured by not having to ice his body down after games and by scoring more than a single basket. To really love the game or even like it he would need to succeed. That was years away. Now, Marshall is a 7-foot junior at the University of Akron, one of the nations best shot blockers both by statistics and by the eye test. Even when hes not using his 7-foot-6 wingspan to block shots, would-be scorers are thinking he might. Hes an improbable, inconsistent star still very much in the making. He has come a long, long way. I was really tall. My father (Jonathan Marshall) was very well known (in Pittsburgh) as a former high school star who played at Penn State, and I literally got forced into playing basketball, Marsh...
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