HIGH POINT, N.C. - Newberry College men’s basketball signee Marshall Lange was named First Team All-State in North Carolina after leading Westchester Country Day with 19 points, six assists and six rebounds per game. Lange was also named High Point Enterprise First Team All-Area, First Team All-Triad Conference and played in the prestigious NCISAA All-Star game where he led his team to a one point victory scoring 18 points. Marshall also played in the Triad Area All-Star Game.
Lange committed to Newberry in November on the day the Wolves went to Huntington, W. Va., and won at Marshall University. “That Sunday was a great day for Newberry Basketball when we defeated a Division I team that ended up second in Conference USA. Then Marshall Lange called me on the bus ride home and committed to us and the day even got better,” said Newberry head men's basketball coach Dave Davis.
As a junior Langeled his team in assists and was second in scoring, rebounding, steals and field goal percentage. He was a first team Triad Athletic Conference selection and had his best game against Burlington Christian when he had 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Westchester coach Dave Carrier said, "Marshall is a great individual talent, but what makes him special is his ability to make his teammates better. His love for the game and his teammates is infectious. Marshall's humility shines through in everything he does. He is one of a kind and I truly believe Marshall will be a difference maker at the next level and shine in Coach Davis's up tempo, attacking system."
Lange began his high school career at Wheatmore HS in Trinity N.C., where he played for coach David Spell and led the league in scoring (18.8ppg) and assists (6.8 apg) and added 5.6 rebounds per game. Marshall was the Conference MVP and made the All-Region Team.
“Marshall was our team captain and the leading scorer among point guards in the state of North Carolina and also led the state in assist to turnover ratio (6.8 to 1),” said Spell. “He is a true student of the game. He handles the ball like it is on a string, is a great decision maker, is very unselfish and makes everyone around him better. Marshall is one of the hardest working athletes I have ever coached, is well respected by his peers and a leader by example. He is one of the most underrated point guards in the country and his best basketball is ahead of him.”
"It is a very big recruiting year for us at Newberry and to have Marshall Lange as our first guy in is incredible. He is a Division I guard who is a perfect match for the way we play," said Davis. "Marshall has passion for this game, he is really skilled, he keeps getting better and better and he is unselfish."
"He is a complete player and an outstanding rebounder for a guard, which we need playing four guards all the time. We are thrilled to have him as coaches, but his future teammates are equally excited. They loved Marshall when he visited, I am so excited to coach him and he will make us better at Newberry,” Davis added.