Aug 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer questions officials call during the second half against the Washington Mystics at the Prudential Center. Washington Mystics defeat the New York Liberty 66-57. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Tyaunna Marshall Is Getting Her Feet Wet In WNBA Preseason


It is a different world now for former Georgia Tech standout turned WNBA rookie Tyaunna Marshall, who was taken 14th overall in the WNBA draft by the New York Liberty. The former Jacket is going up against the big girls now.

Tyaunna had her first taste of professional basketball in her first preseason tilt against the Connecticut Sun on May 8th. Marshall saw some pretty solid minutes playing nearly 18 minutes in a 60-44 loss. Marshall finished the game going 1 of 6 for three points and grabbed four boards as well.

Marshall hit a fadeaway baseline jumper from about 12 feet for her first WNBA preseason field goal and also hit 1 of 2 from the free throw line. She also committed three turnovers but the Liberty were giving the rock up all game committing  25 turnovers in the game.

But hey it is preseason and Marshall as well as the rest of her teammates are going to commit turnovers as they get acclimated to each other.

Tyaunna Marshall will be having a homecoming of sorts on May 11th when she visits Atlanta for a preseason game against the Atlanta Dream. Wonder if any of her former Tech teammates will take in some of that game.  The tip-off will be at 3 PM.

Marshall’s regular season debut will be on May 16th vs the Connecticut Sun followed by her first televised game on  May 17 against the Chicago Sky.

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