Player: Naji Marshall
School: Hargrave Military Academy
Position: Small Forward
Recruiting Status: Signed with Xavier
Four-star Xavier signee Naji Marshall is the No. 85 player in the ESPN Top 100 for the 2017 recruiting class. Last season, he averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assist per game and helped Eleanor Roosevelt win the Maryland 4A State Championship.
Marshall was the conference Player of the Year and received First Team All-Met honors. He led DC Premier 17u team in scoring over the summer with 15 points per game.
“Naji Marshall is a throwback to that point-forward, versatile swingman of years past. He can do a little bit of everything and do it a very high level,” Xavier head coach Chris Mack said in a press release. “I love his ability to pass, to see the play develop. As coaches we are continually teaching but I’ve always believed it’s difficult to teach a player a true feel for the game. Naji has that feel for the game. He rebounds, he scores and he loves to defend. But most of all, Naji plays to win.”