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When Kendall Marshall took over the UNC point midseason in 2010-11, everything changed for the Tar Heels.
He ignited a level of aggressiveness and cohesiveness that the team had lacked through the first three months of the season.
Bottom line: Marshall may have helped UNC avoid a rather disappointing season.
As a freshman, he averaged 5.5 apg while only logging 23.4 minutes per game. That comes out to right at 10 assists per 40 minutes—one of the best averages in the country.
Marshall’s assists-to-turnover ratio was a very solid 2.36, which means that he was not only dishing out dimes, but he also wasn’t throwing the ball away.
Roy Williams is looking for even more from his sophomore floor leader. If Marshall can elevate his game in 2011-12, North Carolina could be cutting down the nets in New Orleans.