Naji Marshall's Stats and Biography

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Position: F

Height: 6'6" (1.98m)

Weight: 220lb (100kg)

Country: USA

Attended: Xavier

Age: 26 years

Dob: January 24, 1998

Draft: Undrafted


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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What Is The Contract Of Naji Marshall?
Naji Marshall signed a 3-4 year, $5,351,283 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on May 7, 2021, which has a cap hit ranging from $120,000 to $1,930,681.

What College Did Naji Marshall Attend?
Naji Marshall attended Xavier University.

What Is The Height Of Naji Marshall?
Naji Marshall is 6 feet 7 inches tall.

What Is The Status Of Naji Marshall's Injury?
The status of Naji Marshall's injury is currently unknown.

Who Does Naji Marshall Play For In The NBA?
Naji Marshall plays for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.

What Is Naji Marshall's Game Log?
As an NBA journalist, I don't have the specific game log details for Naji Marshall; it would be best to refer to the official NBA website or sports databases for real-time and accurate information.

Was Naji Marshall Drafted?
No, Naji Marshall was not drafted in the 2020 NBA draft.

Was Naji Marshall Involved In A Trade?
As of the current available context, it is unknown if Naji Marshall was involved in a trade.

Born on January 24, 1998, Naji Maurice Marshall stepped into the world by the seashore of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He belongs to the lineage of a professional boxer, Maurice Marshall, who later transitioned to the field of basketball coaching in an elementary school. Naji shares a close bond with his mother, Rayna Whitted, who has supported the family while serving at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. His name, endowed with an Arabic origin meaning “strong warrior,” is a loving nickname given by his father. Naji grew up alongside his five brothers and a sister, with his adolescent years marked by a shared love for football and basketball within the family. However, as he stepped into his teenage years, basketball became his focal interest.

Relocating to Maryland at the tender age of nine, Naji’s early years were steeped in sports. Street games and local leagues, including Atlantic City’s Triple-B summer youth league, formed an inseparable part of his middle school life. Naji embarked on his high school basketball journey at Takoma Academy, transferring later to Eleanor Roosevelt High School under the guidance of Coach Brendan O’Connell. Despite the initial academic setback, Naji was unstoppable. During his senior year, he made impressive strides, scoring an average of 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals per game, contributing significantly to the 23-3 record of his team.

His brilliant performance earned him a place at Hargrave Military Academy as a postgraduate student to brush up his academics. At Hargrave, he secured an average of 20.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Simultaneously, he competed for DC Premier on the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit. So outstanding was his performance that he accumulated scholarship offers from prestigious institutes like Pittsburgh, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. However, Naji’s heart was set on Xavier University, attracted by the culture and the thirst to play college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers.

His college years saw him rise as a popular name in the Big East, earning him his high rankings from ESPN as the 20th best small forward. His splendid performance on the court, notably the 21-point score in a win against Georgetown, earned him a place on the Big East All-Freshman team. Despite declaring for the 2019 NBA draft, he chose to return to Xavier to harness his skills.

His junior years at Xavier fetched him critical acclaim. His impressive performance against Cincinnati, earning a career-high of 31 points and the game-winning three-pointer against Georgetown, cemented his place on the preseason First Team All-Big East. By this time, his average points had hiked to 16.8 per game.

In 2020, Naji declared for the NBA draft. Subsequently, he signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Erie BayHawks, their NBA G League affiliate. After his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021, he saw consistent game time in April due to multiple player injuries. In May, the Pelicans signed him on a multi-year contract. With an average of 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, Naji left a significant mark in his rookie season. As of 2022, he continues to play for the New Orleans Pelicans and their G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron, alongside Trey Murphy III. His journey in the world of basketball has only just begun.

Latest Stats

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Apr 29, 2024 Stats (home)


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Apr 27, 2024 Stats (home)


San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Apr 05, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 2
Two pointers made: 0
Three pointers made: 0
Steals: 1
Free throws made: 2
Turnovers: 1
Assists: 2


Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Apr 03, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 8
Two pointers made: 2
Three pointers made: 1
Steals: 1
Free throws made: 1
Turnovers: 1
Assists: 3


Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Apr 01, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 4
Two pointers made: 2
Three pointers made: 0
Steals: 1
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 0
Assists: 1


Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Mar 30, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 5
Two pointers made: 1
Three pointers made: 1
Steals: 0
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 1
Assists: 1


Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Mar 28, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 0
Two pointers made: 0
Three pointers made: 0
Steals: 0
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 0
Assists: 0


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Mar 26, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 7
Two pointers made: 2
Three pointers made: 1
Steals: 1
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 1
Assists: 1


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons on Mar 24, 2024 Stats (away)
Points: 14
Two pointers made: 1
Three pointers made: 4
Steals: 0
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 1
Assists: 3


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat on Mar 22, 2024 Stats (away)
Points: 13
Two pointers made: 5
Three pointers made: 1
Steals: 1
Free throws made: 0
Turnovers: 0
Assists: 1