Born January 6, 1931 Tom Marshall played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1955-1959. John Thomas Marshall is an American former basketball player and coach. He graduated from Mount Juliet High School in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He was a star at Western Kentucky University in the 1950s, where he was a two-time All-American. His number 41 is one of only six retired at Western Kentucky.