Naji Marshall Biography

May 8, 2020
First published on:May 8, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Naji Marshall

Birth Name Naji Maurice Marshall
Birth Place Atlantic City, New Jersey
Famous Name Naji Marshall
Father Maurice Marshall
Mother Rayna Whitted
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Position in Team Small forward
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Player
University attended Xavier University
School attended Takoma Academy, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Hargrave Military Academy

Naji Maurice Marshall, a.k.a Naji Marshall is an American college basketball player who represented the Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference. Forgoing his senior season, he declared for the 2020 NBA Draft after signing with a non-NCAA certified agent.

Atlantic City, New Jersey native, Naji Marshall, was born on 24th January 1998, under the star sign Aquarius. His name means "strong warrior" in Arabic and was a nickname of his father's. Furthermore, the twenty-two years holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.

2020 NBA Draft Prospect & Projected salary

 ESPN's NBA Draft board has Marshall at No. 71, and Sports Illustrated ranked him at No. 72. Furthermore, CBS sports ranked him 59th 2020 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings behind Reggie Perry, Abdoulaye N'doye, and Malik Fitts As reported by according to sportscaster, Jon Rothstein Marshall, the junior forward, is testing the waters and keeping his options open.

Naji Marshall is the 2020 NBA Draft Prospect SOURCE: Banners On The Parkway

This is not the first time; Marshall 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 prior to becoming draft-eligible in 2021. However, in April, he officially forgoes his senior season at Xavier and keeps his name in the 2020 NBA Draft after signing with a non-NCAA certified agent.

The 6-foot-7 forward was Xavier's top all-around player in 2019-20, averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.4 three-pointers, and 1.3 steals in 35.6 minutes per game. For now, the hunk preparing for the draft. If he is picked in the 2nd round, he will have an offer of $4,198,912, earning annually $1,399,637.

Is Xavier Musketeers' No.13 Forward Married?

No, Naji Marshall is currently single. The hunk has shared less to no information regarding his love life. He might have previously dated someone or is currently but there is no information. It seems like, he prefers his private life low-key. 

Naji Marshall's Range Rover car SOURCE: [email protected]

Besides, the basketball player is active on Instagram with 5.9k followers. 

Family, Early Life & Academic Background

Marshall's father, Maurice Marshall is a former professional boxer who is now a basketball coach at an elementary school. His mother, Rayna Whitted, on the other hand, works at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C.  Marshall was raised alongside his five brothers and one sister. He grew up playing football and basketball, though he grew to favor basketball.

He played his first season of high school basketball at Takoma Academy and upon entering the sophomore year, he was transferred to Eleanor Roosevelt High School. After senior year, he decided to attend the Hargrave Military Academy as a postgraduate student to improve his academics.

Marshal committed to playing college basketball for Xavier over scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

Career Highlights And Awards

  • 2020 First-team All-Big East 
  • 2019 Second-team All-Big East 

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