PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns fans got their chance to meet the team's newest point guard on Friday.
Less than 24 hours after Kendall Marshall was picked by the Suns in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, he arrived in the Valley to a small group of fans outside the U.S. Airways Center.
"It's huge, it's surreal. It still hasn't hit me yet, but I'm just excited to be out here and just try and take it one day at a time," said Marshall.
Right from the start, the 6'4 point guard from the University of North Carolina made a big impression with the crowd joking about the Phoenix heat.
Fans lined up for autographs and pictures, eager to meet the 20-year old who could be the heir apparent to Suns' current point guard, Steve Nash.
Nash becomes a free agent on Saturday, along with a handful of other Suns players, and has many teams interested in snagging him.
Marshall said, "I'm excited to be at the next level, excited to help this program get back on top."
The Suns failed to make the playoffs three times in the last four years.
By bringing in Marshall, who's considered to be the best passer in this year's draft, they can start rebuilding a winning team.
"The vibes you got between the management and the coaches, the scouts and everything, It's very good vibes and I felt it was a great connection, somewhere I could be successful and help make the team better, " commented Marshall.
Marshall starts working out with the team this summer to get ready for his first season as a Phoenix Sun.
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