2012 NBA Draft Recap

We here at Marshall LLC would like to offer our congratulations to Dion Waiters 1st Round, 4th pick.



It was great to see a Marshall LLC recruit get drafted, especially so early in the evening.   Attending the event was thrilling as well, the atmosphere was like an all out Block Party. Fans yelling and cheering for their favorite teams to make a good selection, then spitting out obscenities when they were not happy with the selection. It was unbelievable. I took my son to the draft and I must say that we enjoyed it immensely. My son likes to stay until the last person is drafted and the program given out at the draft allows you the convenience of writing the pick down.  My son with pen in hand wrote each pick down each player that was selected.  This year he brought a friend and the camaraderie was nice.  His friend said, “When you get drafted, I am going to be sitting with you in the lottery pick tables as a member of your family”.  As my son dreams of that being drafted into the NBA, his friends share his dreams.

Our work continues here at Marshall LLC to get our recruits to the next level.  Godspeed to all of the recruits and all of the families who watched them make their dreams reality.

2012 NBA Draft

As the road show comes to a close it is the time for the event that all of those who dream of becoming a player in the NBA dream of, it is NBA Draft time. Sixty college basketball players are going to be selected by NBA teams who have positioned themselves on the draft board. Until the NBA Draft occurs the media, players and fans occupy themselves with the Mock Draft. The 2013 Mock Draft has changed the position of players many times and will continue to do so even up until the day of the draft. (See www.nbadraft.net) Some teams have more than one player selection on the draft board, while other teams will trade even during the draft itself. There are those that say the mock draft is not cast in stone with the exception of the #1 Draft Pick. Although I have watched the NBA Draft on TV, experiencing the draft first hand is amazing. It feels like you have been placed on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The energy in the room is electric and the audience debates about the players chosen. What intrigued me most was watching the kids that were present. They knew so much about the players that were being selected and were spitting out players information like human encyclopedias. They chanted and cheered when their favorite player was selected. The entire night was like this until the very last player’s name was called out. It’s a great experience for all who attend.

We look forward to being at the 2012 NBA Draft tomorrow, but our season doesn’t end at the draft. If our recruits are not selected, we will move forward with other options for them that include being picked up by a team as a free agent (Post Draft Selection), Europe and overseas and the NBA Development League. We will discuss all of those possibilities in our next article.

Enjoy the draft! Godspeed to our recruits.

The Road Show

As the Draft Combine comes to a fantastic end you would think it was time for a well deserved rest, but instead it is time for the dedicated players to start the Road Show. Each NBA team will schedule team workouts at their facilities for draftees interested in joining the NBA. These team workouts involve 3 on 3 play, 5 on 5 play, shooting drills, and they also conduct interviews to see the potential of the future superstars. For the players who were not invited to the Draft Combine, this gives them their opportunity to show their skills to various teams. Some draftees are talented enough to be invited to work out for more than one NBA team and that is an honor that they do not look at lightly.

There are a lot of elements that go into the formula that ultimately proves successful to getting drafted: a Draftee’s High School, College, and International resume, their overall predicted potential by NBA scouts and player personnel, as well as how they get along with and how well they perform at team workouts.

Team workouts are favored by coaches and general managers who want to meet with prospective players outside of the camp environment. It is the place for players to express willingness to switch positions, come off the bench and change training habits when meeting with prospective NBA teams. A challenging issue that many players face as they leave college is finding their ideal positions in the NBA and a player who shows flexibility and the drive to improve may leap over players with questionable character in the draft.

Marshall, LLC has fourteen recruits in training. Although our recruits did not participate in the Draft Combine, the Road Show has begun. Godspeed to our recruits.

Also, Larry Marshall Sports, LLC is now on Facebook. Please check us out there: Larry Marshall Sports, LLC. http://www.facebook.com/LarryMarshallSports

NBA Draft Update: Recruits

The 2012 NBA Draft Combine is approaching and Marshall LLC is pleased to provide you with an update on our recruits. First let’s talk about the Combine itself. When you pronounce it the first syllable is accentuated as such: COMbine. This is a televised event that players come to by invitation only. The Combine consists of two to three days of the following: basketball drills and athletic and physical testing (like jumping tests, height and weight measurements, quickness and speed drills, shooting drills) and of course interviews with the media. Usually held in the Windy City, Chicago, IL, you can also usually find clips of each days events at the Combine on You tube. Considered the only real major gathering of NBA draft prospects with team and league executives, nearly every player who hopes to be selected in the NBA Draft is expected to be there. The tentative dates for this year’s Combine are June 6th, 7th and 8th.

Our hope and prayers are that all of our recruits will be invited to the event. Godspeed.

Introducing Recruit Paul Crosby:



Date Of Birth: N/A
Birthplace:Lansing, Michigan(United States)
Nationality:United States
Height: 6-8 (203cm) Weight:245 (111kg)
Current NBA Status:Draft Eligible in 2012
College: Mississippi Valley State (2012)

AA Regular Season Stats (Click here for detailed NCAA stats.)
2008-2009 Fr Navarro No Stats Available
2009-2010 So Navarro No Stats Available
2010-2011 Jr Mississippi Valley State 22 29.8 .427 .368 .649 7.05 1.86 1.55 0.86 3.14 12.09
2011-2012 Sr Mississippi Valley State 34 32.8 .393 .293 .722 7.35 1.65 1.56 0.82 2.50 13.12
CAREER 56 31.6 .405 .311 .690 7.23 1.73 1.55 0.84 2.75 12.71

Awards & Honors:
SWAC Player of the Year(2012)
SWAC First Team All-Conference(2011, 2012)
SWAC All-Tournament Team(2012)

Crosby was ranked in the top 10 in three different categories this season. He was fifth in scoring with an average of 13.3 points per game, third in rebounding with 7.4 per contest and fourth in steals with 1.5 per game.

Here are links to articles on recruits: Ricardo Ratilffe, Jordan Theodore, Ronnie Moss, and Paul Crosby:



Update on Former Recruit: Bobby Maze

Bobby Maze named Player of the Week
April 30, 2012 / 8:20 am


For the 2nd time in two weeks, 25-year old guard Bobby Maze (191-G-86) had an amazing evening for the league’s best team Minsk-2006 and he was named the Eurobasket.com Player of the Week.

Maze had the game-high 15 points adding four rebounds and eight assists for Minsk-2006 in his team’s victory, helping them to outclass Grodno-93 (#2, 25-5) with 43-point margin 106-63 in round 6 (Second Stage). The victory allowed Minsk-2006 to consolidate first place in the Belarusian league. Minsk-2006 has had a very good season (29-1) and are considered the favorite to win the league championship title. Maze just recently signed at Minsk-2006, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Tennessee graduate has very impressive stats this year. Maze is in league’s top in points (5th best: 14.5 ppg), assists (5th best: 4.2 apg) and averages solid 61.4% FGP.

Maze was also named the Player of the Week for round 3 (Second Stage) when he had a game-high 25 points, four rebounds, and six assists in another victory over Grodno-93 (#2, 23-4) 98-89.

Article from Worldwide Sports Marketing:  www.worldwidesm.com


Portsmouth Invitational Wrap-Up

Congratulations to Roger Brown’s for winning the 2012 P.I.T.!!

Congratulations to Kyle O’Quinn from Norfolk State for winning the the 2012 MVP!!

And congratulations to the 2012 All Tournament Team!!

Garrett Stutz ( Wichita State / Roger Brown’s )
Ricardo Ratliffe ( Missouri / Roger Brown’s )
Henry Sims ( Georgetown / Portsmouth Sports Club )
Kyle O’Quinn ( Norfolk State / Portsmouth Sports Club )
Kevin Murphy ( Tennessee Tech / Portsmouth Sports Club )
JaMychal Green ( Alabama / Portsmouth Partnership )
Jordan Theodore ( Seton Hall / Portsmouth Partnership )
Augustus Gilchrist ( USF / Norfolk Sports Club )
Wendell McKines ( New Mexico State / Norfolk Sports Club )
Kim English ( Missouri / Mike Duman Auto )
Ashton Gibbs ( Pittsburgh / Mike Duman Auto )
Rakim Sanders ( Fairfield / K&D Round )



60th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

As we are preparing for the 2013 NBA Draft, we here at Marshall LLC want to introduce some of our recruits/draftees to you for the year.

Riccardo Ratliff – 6’10” Forward – Missouri State

Jordan Theodore – 6″ Guard – Seton Hall

Both Riccardo and Jordan will be participating in the 60th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on April 11-14, 2012 in Portsmouth, VA. The Portsmouth Invitational is where the best College basketball (Seniors) from across the nation are hand selected to play in the four day tournament. Present at it will be representatives from all of the NBA teams to take a look at the draftees for not only selection into the NBA, but for the NBA Development Leagues and International leagues as well. There will be press/interviews, a luncheon and then games throughout. We are quite pleased to have two of our recruits representing us there.

As always Marshall LLC will continue to provide you with updates as to the progress of our recruits/draftees. Please check back to see how they are doing.

Godspeed to our draftees.

And so it all begins…..

Marshall, LLC  just recently approached a very important milestone. On March 29, 2012 Marshall LLC  celebrated its first anniversary on the World Wide Web. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal readers for your support. It is with and for you that we operate and we look forward to bringing you more news and more information in the year and years to follow.

As we continue to give you our views, news, and insight in the world of sports, we want to take this opportunity to give God the glory in all that he has done. We pray that our recruits, past, present, and future will become a beacon of light for others who are looking to follow their dreams. This dream became a reality for Larry Marshall who believes that God gave him the vision to help our youth to achieve their dreams. While reviewing the archives we found an article that had been on ESPN.GO.com and wanted to highlight some of his thoughts…..

Marshall describes his role as anything from “spiritual guide” to “professional liaison” to “trainer” to”counselor” to “researcher” who conducts a “feasibility study” to gauge a player’s future.

He claims he was chosen by God to teach his prospects how to flourish with their great gift.

Godspeed to the readers and to all that believe in and support Marshall, LLC.