Marshall Henderson's in the Association, y'all. Well, sorta kinda.
The former Ole Miss hoops star has signed a deal to go to training camp with the Sacramento Kings, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports tweeted out late Thursday night. There's been no official word yet from Hendo or the Kings.
Sacramento was one of two teams that showed interest in Marshall when he went undrafted in 2014, toying with the idea of offering him a spot on their D-league team. After averaging 19.6 points per game and shooting 35 percent from three during two years at Ole Miss, he bounced around various pro leagues overseas, going from Italy to Quatar to Baghdad.
After Marshall returned to the States back in March, he said he was still angling for a shot at the NBA. He claimed that after his breakout first season in Oxford, he was told by scouts that he could go in the second round of the draft but that his drug issues the summer between his junior and senior year blackballed him among pro scouts.
"It's been my dream to play in the NBA," he told Yahoo back in March. "To be close and to think that a couple of decisions that I made harmed me from getting the necessary looks this past summer, that hurt."
Making the Kings' roster is still a long shot, but hell, long shots are what Marshall does best.