He is certainly no stranger to basketball fans in the state of Connecticut. He’s also familiar with winning.
Donyell Marshall, who was a NBA Lottery Pick in 1994 after starring at UConn, is taking the reins of the Central Connecticut State men’s basketball program.
In an introductory press conference on Thursday morning, CCSU welcomed the man who is stepping in for the legendary Howie Dickenman who retired this past March.
Marshall seemed fully aware of the legacy left behind by Dickenman, who was an assistant coach for UConn before tipping off a remarkable run at Central Connecticut.
“I’ve got tough shoes to fill with Coach D[ickenman] being as great of a coach and a person as he was,” said Marshall.
Following a successful 15-year playing career in the NBA, Marshall served as an assistant coach at both the NCAA Division I and professional levels. Marshall most recently helped the University at Buffalo advance to the NCAA tournament for a second straight year in 2015-16.
As a collegiate player in the early 1990s, Marshall became UConn’s first consensus All-America First Team honoree in 1994. The BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year for the 1993-94 season, he averaged 25.1 points per game and helped the Huskies win 29 games.
Hear Coach Marshall mention the excitement he senses at CCSU…
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