Toronto Raptors: 30 greatest players of all-time

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20. Donyell Marshall

Donyell Marshall arrived in Toronto in December of 2003, along with Jalen Rose and Lonny Baxter. But what is there to say about someone who hit twelve threes in a game?

Oh yeah, that.

March 13, 2005: Donyell Marshall knocks down 12 of his 19 3-pointers to help himself to 38 points and the Raptors to a 128-110 victory over the Allen Iverson-led Philadelphia 76ers. Marshall tied the record for the most 3-pointers made in a game, a record set by Kobe Bryant for the Lakers in January 2003.

Marshall was a stretch four in a time where stretch fours weren’t the valued commodity that they are now. He hit on 41 percent of his 3-pointers during his two seasons with the Raptors, a remarkably efficient number, especially when he was attempting just over five a game.

Donyell benefitted from a lot of help defense on Vince Carter and from Jalen Rose attacking the paint, he just had to fade to the corner and knock down the shots.

Give Donyell Marshall more credit than just hitting threes. He was an excellent rebounder and a great shot blocker, averaging over 10 rebounds and one block per game in his first season in Toronto.

That first season in Toronto was sadly the best we would see if Marshall, he was relegated to the bench for the start of the 2004-05 season and started only two games that season, his production and minutes went down and Marshall then moved onto Cleveland in the summer of 2005.