The Phoenix Suns have assigned rookie guard Kendall Marshall to the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns’ NBA Development League affiliate.

The assignment is the first for Marshall and the 21st of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-league seasons.

Marshall (6-4, 195, North Carolina) has appeared in six games for the Suns this season, averaging 1.2 points and 5.7 minutes. Selected by the Suns in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Marshall was a two-year contributor for the Tar Heels. In 73 career NCAA games, Marshall averaged 7.2 points and 8.0 assists.