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Penn State Basketball: Jermaine Marshall to Forgo Senior Season of Eligibility

by on May 15, 2013 12:34 PM

Penn State announced Wednesday afternoon that one of the Big Ten's most lethal guards, Jermaine Marshall, will forgo his senior season of eligibility to pursue a professional career.

"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."

Marshall scored 880 points and 108 three-pointers while playing in 90 career games and making 47 career starts at Penn State. He led Penn State in three-pointers made the last two seasons, making a career best 59 in 2012-13, and led the team with 45 steals last year.

"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."

Penn State will still return the majority of its scoring and rebounding from last season including the return of senior guard Tim Frazier. The Nittany Lions will add five new faces to the roster as well including Pitt transfer guard John Johnson.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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