The Wright Way Academy Football Camp Recap

The Wright Way Academy Football Camp was a success and we here at Marshall LLC wanted to share some of the highlights for your viewing.  (Wright Way Video Clip 1 & Wright Way Video Clip 2)

We are grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful, caring young man in our midst.  Tim Wright is an example of doing it the right way through God’s grace.  We thank all of you who participated and provided your unwavering steadfast support. We look forward to next year.  More to come.
 Here’s a message from Larry Marshall:
The merging of a community is the ability to cross all sectors for its common good . Strangely enough, the common good lies in the strength of children. I believe somewhere in a GREAT BOOK I once read that our duty is to “raise a child in the way it should go, it may stray but NEVER depart ” ! I believe it’s called (THE WRIGHT WAY ) ! Funny how GOD WORKS !

Godspeed!

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Scotty Hopson sets Skyforce scoring record with 52 points

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Scotty Hopson set a Sioux Falls Skyforce single-game scoring record when he poured in 52 points against Reno. Hopson’s effort led the Skyforce past the Bighorns 141-128 on Tuesday in NBA Development League action. The win snapped a four-game home losing streak for Sioux Falls. Hopson broke the franchise record of… Continue reading “”

Marshall Sports Update

We here at Larry Marshall Sports LLC are so very proud of our former recruits who have worked hard to get where they are so we want to bring you an update on them.  For your reading pleasure please look over our recruits who have gone on to the NBA.

Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson

After spending his first four years with the Indiana Pacers, former recruit, Lance Stephenson, 6’5” Guard just signed a three year deal worth $27 million dollars with the Charlotte Hornets (aka Michael Jordan’s team).  Here are Lance’s comment about his new team and kudos to his old team.

Stephenson provided a statement on Twitter

“Indy, I had a great 4 years. Thank you Larry Bird, the fans, my coaches and teammates for the incredible experience. I will never forget any of you! I now have to look to the next phase of my career and the wonderful opportunity to continue to grow as a player and as a person in Charlotte! I’m excited to play for this franchise and the fans!!#buzzcity “

Alberto Ebanks, a representative of Stephenson, released a statement to The Indianapolis Star, per Candace Buckner:

“Lance is forever grateful for all the love he’s received from Pacers fans. He is especially grateful to his teammates, Frank Vogel, Herb Simon. the Pacers management and, most of all, Larry Bird. While we tried our best to come to the best possible terms for both sides there was not sufficient flexibility in the terms of the contract, particularly the length of the contract. Reports throughout the negotiation process with Indiana have often strayed from the truth but suffice it to say that it was less about the money. Lance will miss the city, the team and the mentor who helped transform him into the dynamic player he has become. He looks forward to making a strong contribution and beginning a new chapter with the Charlotte Hornets.”

In addition here is a link from a recent article about Stephenson negotiations with Indiana:

Alberto Ebanks, a representative of Stephenson, released a statement to The Indianapolis Star, per Candace Buckner:

“Lance is forever grateful for all the love he’s received from Pacers fans. He is especially grateful to his teammates, Frank Vogel, Herb Simon. the Pacers management and, most of all, Larry Bird. While we tried our best to come to the best possible terms for both sides there was not sufficient flexibility in the terms of the contract, particularly the length of the contract. Reports throughout the negotiation process with Indiana have often strayed from the truth but suffice it to say that it was less about the money. Lance will miss the city, the team and the mentor who helped transform him into the dynamic player he has become. He looks forward to making a strong contribution and beginning a new chapter with the Charlotte Hornets.”

In addition here is a link from a recent article about Stephenson negotiations with Indiana.

Scotty Hopson
Scotty Hopson

Original Story:

Former Tennessee basketball Scotty Hopson is on the move. Hopson played 14 minutes in the first half of Cleveland’s NBA Summer League game on Friday night in Las Vegas and was informed at halftime that he had been traded to the Charlotte Hornets.

Hopson and cash considerations will go to Charlotte in exchange for center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Hopson signed a two-year deal with Cleveland on March 31, 2014 and made $1.35 million last season while appearing in two games for the Cavs, scoring one point and recording a steal and an assist in seven minutes of action. The Kentucky native is scheduled to make $1.45 million this season but the deal is non-guaranteed.

Before signing with Cleveland, Hopson played internationally in Greece (2011-12), Israel (2012-13) and Turkey (2013-14).

Haywood, who missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a stress fracture in his left foot, was awarded to the team on July 14, 2012, off waivers after the Mavericks designated him as their amnesty player. In 61 games played for Charlotte, he averaged 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 19.0 minutes. [http://www.wbir.com/story/sports/2014/07/13/former-vol-scotty-hopson-traded-to-charlotte/12590291/]

Marshon Brooks
Marshon Brooks

 

Excerpts from Article:

Brooks shot an insane 59 percent overall in the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas allowing him to put up 11.3 points in only 15.2 minutes per game. He did not force shots or shoot off balance. Brooks just kept his shooting form steady and took what the defense gave him.

It’s as simple as that. After three years and now twice as many teams, Brooks has embraced the cliches of playing within himself and letting the game come to him. Not the most exciting Vegas revelation, but it’s one that Sacramento will find valuable when distributing its shooting guard minutes. [http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2133219-each-nba-summer-league-teams-biggest-standout-performer/page/20]

With more amazing recruits coming down the line we will have many more working towards the NBA.  Make sure you keep watching to see all that the Larry Marshall Sports Recruits do.

 

Hard work does pay off

Congratulations to Scotty Hopson who signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scotty is a 25 year-old 6’6″ Shooting Guard, who started playing college basketball with Tennessee Volunteers from 2008 to 2011.  He went undrafted in 2011, but knowing he belonged playing basketball Scotty forged his way.  So for the past three years, Scotty played in the Greece (2011-2012), Israel (2012-2013), and Turkey (2013) Basketball Leagues. We here at Larry Marshall Sports will continue to spotlight Scotty and his accomplishments in the years to come.
 Scotty Hopson's Locker with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Godspeed to Scotty!

We Are Back Blogging…..

We Are Back…


It has been a busy time for us behind the scenes getting our recruits positioned and moving all the integral pieces where they needed to be, but we continuing to grow and find new recruits. As keeping you, our readers, up to date and informed on the progress of our recruits as they transition into professional Basketball and Football world is important, we will strive to update and upgrade the website to better than before to ensure you get the best of the Basketball and Football recruits we have. 

Speaking of Football, one recruit turned Pro, Tim Wright, is tearing it up at Tampa Bay. 

     http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=876014-buccaneers-timothy-wright-has-good-game

 http://www.sbnation.com/fantasy/2013/10/21/4860678/mike-williams-tim-wright-fantasy-football-buccaneers-falcons-recap


 

College Basketball

The NCAA College Basketball Season has commenced and Marshall LLC would like to take the time to recognize some of the schools that we keep on our watch list. Those schools are Rutgers University, Marshall University, University of Tennessee, Providence College, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Florida State, and Ohio University.

Marshall LLC stays in touch with our recruits by visiting their school to watch their games. In addition, when the recruits are available, we will train them at their schools and evaluate where they are with their performance and skill sets. Doing this helps us to determine who may be ready to go into the 2013 NBA Draft. Although the NBA Draft is over 200 days away, preparation is the key for a successful recruit to pass the test and crossover to becoming a professional athlete.

Godspeed and good luck to our recruits for a successful season.

Reflections

With the challenges that have been facing people all over the world, the global and local economy fears, to Hurricane Sandy that slammed the east coast of the United States, everyone has been finding themselves tested as of late. Times like these test the strength of everyone and Larry Marshall shared his thoughts in regards to that.

“In the mist of the storm is always the true test. Can you find light in the midst of complete darkness? Do you panic or give thanks? God doesn’t want or need unbelievers on his team. This will separate the adults from the kids. Such events create leaders not followers and shows even ones self their true character!” – Larry Marshall

Recruits are Ink’n Deals Overseas…..

 

Former Tennessee Volunteer shooting guard Scotty Hopson is set to play Israeli Basketball for the 2012-13 season.  Scotty is heading there after a year of playing Greece Basketball for Kolossos Rhodes during the 2011-2012 season.

 

Our own Ricardo Ratliffe also was in the news with a deal for South Korea as you can see below:

By Chris Vannini – Newsdesk contributor

Former Mizzou standout Ricardo Ratliffe was drafted by the Korean Basketball League.
Aug 1, 2012 – Former Mizzou basketball star Ricardo Ratliffe will be playing in South Korea this upcoming season. Ratliffe was drafted with the sixth pick by Ulsan Mobis Phoebus last week.

 

Not to forget Jordan Theodore.  He is Turkey bound to play with a team there and was featured recently in this article:

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Former Seton Hall men’s basketball star Jordan Theodore (Englewood, N.J.) signed a contract to play professionally with Antalya BSB of Turkey. The team plays in the Beko Turkish Basketball League, a league that garners some of the top talent in Europe.

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets played in the Beko Turkish League during the NBA lockout, as did former NBA all-star Allen Iverson in 2010-11. Last year, former Villanova standouts Corey Fisher and Scottie Reynolds were teammates for Antalya BSB.

“I’m incredibly proud of Jordan in realizing his dream of becoming a professional basketball player,” said Seton Hall Head Coach Kevin Willard. “Antalya is getting an unquestioned leader and an excellent young point guard with a strong work ethic. We look forward to watching Jordan as his pro career matures.”

An All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Met First Team selection, Theodore was one of the most improved players in the BIG EAST Conference last season. A starter in all 34 games for the Pirates, he ranked ninth in the conference with 16.1 points per game, second with 6.6 assists per game and fifth with an 82.4% free-throw shooting percentage. An All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, Theodore was named to the BIG EAST’s Weekly Honor Roll five times and broke Seton Hall’s 49-year old, single-season record for assists. On Feb. 21, he scored a career-high 29 points in Seton Hall’s thrilling upset of ninth-ranked Georgetown. Theodore recorded five double-doubles last season and completes his collegiate career as one of just four Pirates all-time with over 1,300 career points and 500 career assists.

Theodore joins 14 other former Pirates who played last season or are currently playing professionally overseas: John Allen (Poland), Andre Barrett (France), Donald Copeland (Puerto Rico), Marcus Cousin (Venezuela), John Garcia (Dominican Republic), Paul Gause (England), Jeremy Hazell (Venezuela), Duane Jordan (Australia), Rimas Kaukenas (Italy), Brian Laing (Israel), Jamar Nutter (Chile), Augustine Okosun (Qatar), Eniel Polynice(Mexico) and Jeff Robinson (Austria).

Last but not least Paul Crosby:

PAUL CROSBY SIGNS FIRST PRO DEAL IN URUGUAY

September 18, 2012 by Samuel Smith | Category: Blog,News

Former Mississippi Valley State University Star Paul Crosby will be headed to Montevideo, Uruguay.  Crosby offers the team an inside presence with the ability to step out and hit the mid-range jumper.  Crosby’s defense is exceptional as he held his own against Tar Heel Star Tyler Zeller during his last season at MVSU.  He averaged 13 points per game and 7 rebounds for Mississippi Valley State.  Montevideo will look to make a run for the championship this season, and team is very excited to bring in Paul.  They might have landed themselves a hidden gem as Crosby was Ranked as the #1 Power Forward coming out of High School in Michigan, averaging over 19 points per game 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.

We are all proud of our recruits and can’t wait to see what they do in the up coming year.  We send them forward with Godspeed to make us and themselves proud of the talent they are displaying.