When Foes Become Friends: Destinee Marshall
Updated: Apr 2
Destinee Marshall was primed for a breakout season. With a young and shorthanded Sacred Heart team, the junior guard was called to step into a starting role and carry part of the scoring load; Marshall was ready to do just that. She averaged 12.8 points per game, nearly tripling her average of 4.5 points per game just the year before. Her rise in play-making and productivity put the state on notice that she was a player to watch, earning her a spot on the Kentucky Junior All Star team.
In the two meetings against the Indiana Junior All Stars, Marshall averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Her outside shooting ability was in full effect as she went 4 for 7 from behind the arc. She also displayed her shifty ball handling and got to the rim with ease, both skills that will do her good at the next level.
With Marshall's success on the court, along came a flurry of college offers. Yet when Radford called, she knew that was where she wanted to be. Fresh off a Big South championship, the Highlanders went above and beyond to make Marshall feel comfortable and wanted. Yet before she makes the jump to the next level, she has one more year to continue her winning ways with the Valkyries.