PSU guard Marshall to forego senior season
By Scott Brown
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:39 p.m.
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall will pass on a fifth year at the school to pursue a career in professional basketball, the school announced Wednesday.
Marshall, who is scheduled to graduate at the end of the summer, averaged 15.3 points per game last season as a redshirt junior. He scored a game-high 25 points in Penn State's 84-78 win over No. 4 Michigan on Feb. 27.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder finishes his career with 880 points.
“Jermaine and I have had several discussions recently regarding his plans for the future, and he feels strongly that graduating and entering the professional world at the conclusion of the summer is in the best interest of his son and his family,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. “We thank Jermaine for his contributions to our program and wish him the best of luck.”
The loss of Marshall will be offset by the return of point guard Tim Frazier, a first-team All-Big Ten pick in 2012 who missed most of last season because of a foot injury. It still looms as a significant loss for a team that went 10-21 last season and would have had one of the Big Ten's better backcourts with Frazier joining Marshall and D.J. Newbill.
Newbill led Penn State with 16.3 points per game last season while playing out of position at point guard. He and Marshall ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Big Ten in scoring.
“I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and basketball staff as well as the faculty and fans of Penn State,” Marshall said. “I truly enjoyed my four years at the university and learned a great deal from all of them. This is a difficult decision, but I want to provide for my son and feel the best decision for me and my family is to graduate and enter the professional world this summer.”
Scott Brown is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or ScottBrown_Trib
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Host of Steelers veterans look toward career survival mode
- Steelers film session: Polamalu not at fault on long run
- UPMC doctor killed trying to help at 50-vehicle pileup
- Young defensemen lift Penguins to win
- One dead in officer-involved shooting in Monroeville
- Pirates notebook: Huntington narrows team’s offseason targets
- Expert: KO doesn’t mean ‘worst’ concussion for Pens’ Orpik
- Long-serving fire chief shrugs off honors
- Penguins’ Neal suspended five games for Marchand hit
- Pirates will shop while starting pitcher Burnett makes his decision
- Pitt defensive lineman Donald brings home Bronko Nagurski Award