HoopsHype Zeke Marshall rumors

January 21, 2014 Updates

After his international experiment failed — for red tape and administrative reasons that Zeke Marshall referred to as “the dark side” — he believes he’s found a home with the Maine Red Claws, the Boston Celtics’ NBA Development League team. Two weeks after he joined the Reno Bighorns, the two-time Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year was part of a Dec. 10 three-team trade that sent him to the Red Claws. Pushing behind the scenes to get Zeke Marshall was David Lewin, a former Cavaliers scout who has been watching Marshall play since his sophomore year at UA. Lewin is the Celtics’ scouting director and serves as the Red Claws’ general manager. Akron Beacon Journal

Marshall knows he must work on all those, along with avoiding foul trouble. Against the Charge, he picked up three in a span of 95 seconds in the third quarter. Adjusting to the pros was hard for Marshall, who started out with Slask Wroclaw in Poland. He was released after 2½ weeks and landed in Taiwan with Yulon Luxgen, where he averaged 12.7 points and four rebounds per game. “Apparently it was my knee issues,” he said of the Poland mess. “I went to Taiwan, it was about the same thing. I didn’t want to uproot myself anymore. I thought I was wasting time developing. I had offers, I could have gotten a lot more money, but it was time for me to come over here and start polishing my game. Once I get my foot in that [NBA] door I’ll be fine. Then I’ll have all the mentors and the resources I need to do what I need to do.” Akron Beacon Journal

June 29, 2013 Updates
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June 22, 2013 Updates

Akron’s Zeke Marshall will work out for the Cavaliers on Monday, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal. If he is drafted, Marshall is expected to go in the second round. The 7-foot center won the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year award as both a junior and a senior, but he has been inconsistent in his private workouts and left a few team scouts disappointed. Akron Beacon Journal

June 21, 2013 Updates

The Indiana Pacers will hold their fifth workouts open to the media with prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft on Tuesday, June 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Prospects will work out in front of team officials and conduct interviews with the media beginning at 12:30 PM. Players scheduled to workout for the Pacers on Saturday are Matt Dellavedova (St. Mary's), Angel Sharpless (Elizabeth City State), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State), Zeke Marshall (Akron), and Jeff Withey (Kansas). The list of players is subject to change. NBA.com

June 6, 2013 Updates
June 2, 2013 Updates

Former University of Akron center Zeke Marshall, who didn’t participate in the recent NBA Draft Combine, worked out with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday and has a series of workouts slated in the coming days, according to a source close to Marshall. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because most prospect visits are not publicized in the NBA. He will be in Detroit to work out with the Pistons on Sunday and Monday. Marshall flies to Houston on Wednesday to work out for the Rockets and hits Phoenix to perform for the Suns on Thursday. He also will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, the Chicago Bulls on June 18 and the Indiana Pacers on June 22. Akron Beacon Journal

May 13, 2013 Updates

Lucas also runs a pre-draft workout group. Last year’s group included 16 of the 60 players that were selected. Among the players working with Ledo in Houston are Solomon Hill (Arizona), Zeke Marshall (Akron) and Elston Turner (Texas A&M). Lucas says what he does is tell talented, young players what they don’t want to hear. Providence Journal

March 6, 2013 Updates

Rob M (Ypsilanti, MI) Which MAC player has the best chance at a future in the NBA. DJ Cooper (Ohio), Zeke Marshall (Akron), or Javon McCrea (Buffalo)? Chad Ford (1:57 PM) Marshall probably has the most NBA buzz. But I have a soft spot in my heart for DJ Cooper. I think he has a chance as a NBA player. ESPN.com

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