NEW ORLEANS PELICANS ASSIGN NAJI MARSHALL AND TREY MURPHY III TO BIRMINGHAM SQUADRON

By nopjkent | January 22, 2022

Squadron acquire returning player rights to Ike Anigbogu

Naji Marshall
Pelicans F Naji Marshall has been assigned to the Squadron

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 22, 2022) – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has assigned Naji Marshall and Trey Murphy III to the team’s G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron. The Squadron have also acquired the returning player rights to Ike Anigbogu

Marshall, 6-6, 220, has appeared in 55 games (10 starts) in two seasons with New Orleans, averaging 5.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.7 minutes per contest. Marshall has made 23 appearances off the bench this season, holding averages of 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 9.6 minutes per game.

Murphy III, 6-8, 208, has averaged 3.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 36 games during his rookie campaign with the Pelicans. He also played in two games with the Squadron during the 14-game Showcase this season, averaging 18.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 36.5 minutes per game.

Ike Anigbogu joins the Squadron after playing with the Erie Bayhawks during the 2020-21 season, the Pelicans former G League affiliate. Anigbogu initially joined the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, where he played in 14 games over two seasons (2017-19), including several assignments to the team’s G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

The San Diego, California native has played in 47 career G League games with the Mad Ants and Bayhawks and hold career averages of 9.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists.

The Squadron roster now stands at 15

No. Player Pos Ht Wt DOB College/Country Acquired
6 Darius Adams G 6-1 175 4/17/1989 Indianapolis/USA Free Agent
15 Jose Alvarado* G 6-0 179 4/12/1998 Georgia Tech/USA Two-Way
  Ike Anigbogu C 6-9 252 10/17/1998 UCLA/USA Returning
24 James Banks III F/C 6-10 250 1/16/1998 Georgia Tech/USA Affiliate
22 Nate Bradley G 6-4 175 2/25/1997 Faulkner/USA Free Agent
12 Gary Clark* F 6-6 225 11/16/1994 Cincinnati/USA Two-Way
35 Zach Hankins C 7-0 245 7/27/1996 Xavier/USA Free Agent
2 Jared Harper G 5-10 175 9/14/1997 Auburn/USA Affiliate
11 Tra Holder G 6-2 180 9/27/1995 Arizona State/USA Player Pool
9 Ra’Shad James G 6-2 195 1/26/1990 Iona/USA Player Pool
3 Riley LaChance G 6-2 190 3/31/1996 Vanderbilt/USA Tryout
0 Didi Louzada G 6-5 210 7/2/1999 Sydney Kings/Brazil Assignment
8 Naji Marshall F 6-6 220 1/24/1998 Xavier/USA Assignment
25 Trey Murphy III F 6-8 206 6/18/2000 Virginia/USA Assignment
23 John Petty Jr. G 6-5 186 12/2/1998 Alabama/USA Affiliate
27 Joe Young G 6-2 180 6/27/1992 Oregon/USA Trade