JJ Marshall is a high school basketball scout and sports editor for the Minden Press-Herald. He played basketball at Louisiana Tech University from 2004-2008 before playing internationally in Fuzhou, China and Lleida, Spain. Marshall has coached AAU with Louisiana Select and at Captain Shreve High School with Coach Todd Martinez. He is currently getting certified to be a NCAA basketball scout/recruiter.
Marshall uses his experience as a basketball player at the highest levels in combination with his career as a top journalist to provide expert analysis on the top high school basketball players in the area.
PG, Team Captain 2008
Joined LA Tech in 2004 after being named two-time All-District, All-City and All-Area at Loyola College Prep. Top-five career assists, steals and three-pointers made in high school. Played alongside Paul Millsap, NBA All-Star and current forward for the Denver Nuggets.
Played for current ULM head coach Keith Richard before Karl Malone’s return to the program. Played for Kerry Rupp in senior season, where Marshall played in 28 games and shot 39% from three for the Bulldogs in the WAC.
Marshall was team captain in 2008, represented Tech in the WAC-SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and was sports editor of the Tech Talk.
Associated Press, Times-Picayune, Shreveport Times, Baton Rouge Advocate, Minden Press-Herald
After graduating from LA Tech, Marshall began his career as a reporter and editor. He covered high school sports for the Picayune and Associated Press as well as college and professional sports in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. He is the current sports editor for the Minden Press-Herald.
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Fuzhou, China // Lleida, Spain
Marshall traveled the world playing semi-professional basketball in China while teaching English at a high school. He competed against CBA players in Shanghai, setting a Fuzhou record with 10 three-pointers in the Fujian Province championship game, despite a one-point loss in the finals. After, Marshall competed for Forca Lleida and Balaguer, again reaching the finals of the Catalonia Cup. Marshall returned to Shreveport last year, and was named MVP of the SPAR City League by leading the Legends to the City Championship.