Hilltoppers announce signing of three-star JUCO recruit

Kaden Gaylord-Day, Men's basketball reporter

WKU basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced the addition of junior college forward Tyrone Marshall for the Class of 2022 on Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re excited to have Tyrone as part of our basketball family,” Stansbury said in a press release. “I love the abilities that he brings. He’s a multidimensional player who can do a lot of things, but I think his best quality is the kind of person he is. He’s a great young man and we’re happy to have him join our program.”

The Nashville, Tennessee native will join the program following two seasons of experience at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas.

Four games into the 2021-22 campaign, Marshall is averaging 22.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 29 minutes per outing. He’s shooting 69.4% from the floor and 50% from behind the arc.

Back in the 2020-21 season, Marshall played and started in all 16 games for the Trojans. The 6’7 forward shot 55.3% from the field while scoring 14 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. 

He’s rated a three-star recruit by Rivals coming out of Colby. Marshall is a 2020 graduate of Pearl Cohn High School, leaving with an all-state selection and as a finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball.

Men’s basketball reporter Kaden Gaylord-Day can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @_KLG3.