Naji Marshall was born on January 24, 1998) in his hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is an American professional basketball player. He joined the NBA on December 8, 2020. He is currently playing for the NBA New Orleans Pelicans as a small forward.
Location: F (No. 8)
Height: 2.01 meters / 6 feet 7
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
In college, he studied at Xavier University (junior season) and averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Following the season, Marshall declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.
After being undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, Marshall signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans and their NBA G League affiliate, the Erie Bay Hawks, on December 8, 2020. On May 7, 2021, the Pelicans signed him to a multi-year contract. In his rookie season, Marshall averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Pelicans, shooting 39.2 percent from the field.