Xavier Musketeers forward Naji Marshall is considering entering the 2020 NBA Draft but will keep his options open. Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier’s Naji Marshall is entering his name in the 2020 NBA Draft pool, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that the junior forward is testing the waters and keeping his options open.

Marshall, 22, averaged 16.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 4.0 APG in 31 games (35.7 MPG) for Xavier in 2019-20. He has struggled with his shooting efficiency, however, posting a .420 FG% and .281 3PT% over his last two seasons.

While he’s a candidate to be selected, Marshall isn’t a lock to come off the board in the 2020 draft. ESPN currently has him ranked 71st overall on its big board.

Marshall also tested the draft waters a year ago before opting not to go pro. If he doesn’t like the feedback he gets during this year’s pre-draft process, he could return to college for one final season before becoming draft-eligible in 2021.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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