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With The 13th Pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, The Phoenix Suns Select Kendall Marshall

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With their first, and only (for now) pick, the Phoenix Suns addressed their need for a young point guard of the future by selecting sophomore Kendall Marshall out of North Carolina with the 13th overall pick.

For a full prospect breakdown of Marshall, check out 7footer's awesome piece here.

Fast Facts:

  • Measurables: 6-foot-4, 198 lbs, 6-foot-5.5 wingspan
  • Quick Stats: 8.1 PPP, 46.7 FG%, 9.8 APG
  • NBA Comparison: Andre Miller
  • Strengths: pure point guard with great court vision and a tremendous passing ability
  • Weaknesses: questionable as a scorer and shooter, not a great athlete

Kendall Marshall is the best passing point guard to come out in a long time. The Suns needed a young point guard to groom whether Steve Nash returns or not, and in Marshall they get the second best point in the draft. He didn't show much of an ability to score at North Carolina, and his jumper still needs some work. He's also a sub-par athlete compared to a lot of the lottery point guards to come out in recent years, which will give him trouble on the defensive end.

However, Marshall improved as a shooter and scorer as his sophomore season went on an absolutely torched Creighton in his final game in college. Marshall is far from a complete prospect, but he can run a team better than anyone else in this draft and could be a solid player if the Suns surround him with the right players.

So what say you Suns fans? Was it a good pick?

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