Marhold, who attended elementary school less than five miles from the Duquesne campus, moved to North Carolina in 2003 where he averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior for North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A North Mecklenburg. He is listed as a “three star” recruit by scout.com.
“We’re thrilled that Andre is coming home to join the Duquesne basketball family,” said Everhart. “Andre has a tremendous work ethic to go along with his athleticism. We look for him to have an immediate impact on our program.”
Marhold was a multiple letterwinner at forward for Duane Lewis at North Mecklenburg, where he averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in helping the 24-6 Vikings to the Mecklenburg-Cabarrus 7 (MECA 7) regular season championship and a North Carolina 4A Sectional Championship as a junior. He was named second team all-state and district 9 MVP by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association following his junior season. He was ranked among North Carolina’s 2008-09 preseason top 20 by scout.com and was named one of six “top performers” in addition to being the slam dunk contest winner at the Elite 75 Prep Camp held last October in Gastonia, N.C.
Marhold, who played AAU ball for the Carolina Celtics, capped his career as one of 10 players selected to represent North Carolina in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in Socastee, S.C. in March. The Carolinas Classic annually matches all-stars from North Carolina against those from South Carolina. He was named 2009 first team MECA 7 and second team all-Mecklenburg by the Charlotte Observer.
The Pittsburgh native attended Philip Murray Elementary School in nearby Mt. Oliver prior to moving on to Knoxville Middle School. He also attended Linton Middle School in Penn Hills prior to his family’s move South.
Marhold, who is ranked No. 188 on Hoop Scoop’s list of the nation’s top 1,000 seniors, also received scholarship offers from Clemson, Charlotte and Purdue among others.
He is the first member of the 2009-10 Duquesne men’s basketball recruiting class.