Posted: 8:33 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
By Brandon Hickey
Zips fans may want to start learning a little Polish.
Zeke Marshall, a four-year letterwinner and one of the most decorated Zips in program history, signed with Polish team Slask Wroclaw. Slask is located in Wroclaw, Poland, the fourth largest city in the country. Slask plays in the Tauron Basket Liga, the top level league in Poland. It's tough to find a lot of information about the team, but Eurobasket had them at 14-10 last year, good for sixth in the thirteen team league.
Marshall played a few games in the Orlando Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played well during his limited minutes, but it was not enough for the rebuilding 76ers to consider him at that time. It seems that a few years in Europe will do him well, hopefully paving the way into a NBA training camp offer or something in the D-League.
At Akron, Marshall was always known for his tenacious defensive play; more specifically, his talent for blocking and deflecting many shots of his opponents. He came to Akron as the most decorated recruit in the Keith Dambrot era, and slowly lived up to the hype as his career progressed. During his senior season he had his best year, putting up 10.3 points per game and 3.7 blocks per game, which was fourth nationally.
Marshall joins many former Zips that are playing overseas, including Nikola Cvetinovic, Chris McKnight, Brett McKnight, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis, Jeremiah Wood and Nate Linhart.
Apparently Zeke does not pack light either: