Player Preview- Khyle Marshall

Welcome to the first 2013-2014 player preview. Each preview will be broken down into three sections: Player Comparison, Player Breakdown, and This Season’s Outlook. In the Player Comparison section, I’ll be comparing each current Bulldog player to a past or present NBA or college player. More than anything, I will be comparing styles of play. In the Player Breakdown section, I’ll be breaking down the Bulldog player’s game focusing on strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, in the This Season Outlook section, I will go through what to expect this coming season from the player including predictions for roles and statistics.


F/6’6/216 lbs


PLAYER COMPARISON-Tristan Thompson (University of Texas/Cleveland Cavaliers)

Both of these left-handed forwards are dynamic athletes have games that are focused around the basket. These two players are efficient from the field, due to that most of their shots come around the basket, but struggle at the charity stripe. Marshall and Thompson are not great outside the lane, but they are explosive finishers at the rim. Here are some stats comparisons between Marshall in his junior year and Thompson in his one and only year in college:

All stats are per 30 minutes.

Points per game:
KM- 13.3
TT- 12.7

Rebounds per game:
KM- 6.2
TT- 7.6

Free Throw Percentage:
KM- 57%
TT- 49%

Field Goal Percentage:
KM- 57%
TT- 55%

The biggest difference between the players is blocked shots. Thompson is a feared rim protector, who averaged over 2 blocks per 30 minutes in college. Marshall, on the other hand, averaged less than 1 block.




  • Explosive
  • Athletic
  • Energy plays
  • Finishes well at the rim
  • Takes charges


  • Outside Shooting
  • Free throw shooting
  • Foul Prone
  • Inconsistent



Stats Prediction:

25 mpg, 9 ppg, 6 rpg, .5 apg, .5 bpg

With the emergence of junior Kameron Woods and addition in freshman Nolan Berry, I don’t expect to see any jump in stats or role for Marshall. I imagine he will continue to get solid minutes and have to chance to earn more, whether that is from off the bench or starting. I, personally, hope to see improvement in his mid range shooting including from the free throw line. One thing is for certain, Marshall has the ability to make “energy plays” and always be an exciting and explosive player whenever he is on the floor.