Posted July 09, 2013 on
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Former Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall is planning to transfer to Arizona State.
Marshall, the Nittany Lions' second-leading scorer last season, announced in May that he was forgoing his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The 6-foot-4 guard is now headed to Arizona State instead, as long as he fulfills requirements to graduate this summer.
Marshall averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a junior at Penn State.
If he does graduate and become eligible, Marshall would likely be a starter for the Sun Devils alongside Jahii Carson in what could become one of the nation's best backcourts.
BEST OF MAXIM
This may be some exaggeration, but this feels like a big time victory for Herb Sendek and his coaching staff. Monday, ASU announced transfer guard Jermaine Marshall would be heading to the Sun Devils from Penn State. In the mix as well were North Carolina, Creighton, and Florida State.
Following his decision to transfer out of the Nittany Lions’ basketball program, Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall considered several schools during the recruiting process. Ultimately, his visit to Tempe ten or so days ago was a tough act to follow and led him to today’s announcement that he will join the Sun Devils. Marshall is eligible to play immediately in the 2013-14 season.
Following the surprising departure of guard Evan Gordon, the Sun Devil basketball team suddenly found itself with a depleted and inexperienced backcourt. Following the addition of JC transfer Shaquielle McKissic, ASU has landed Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall who was his team’s second leading scorer last season.
Now-former Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall had been considering a career overseas, but will instead be transferring to Arizona State.
Florida State’s summer of rejection continues. Penn State transfer Jermaine Marshall visited Tallahassee and then decided he wanted to finish his final season of basketball out west when he picked Arizona State.
Penn State transfer Jermaine Marshall has committed to Arizona State, per a source. Eligible immediately.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 8, 2013
All-Pac-12 point guard Jahii Carson is about to get a new running mate in Arizona State's backcourt.
Jermaine Marshall, who averaged a team-leading 15.3 points per game last season for Penn State, has signed a letter of intent with ASU and will be immediately eligible if he completes his undergraduate course work in August, as expected.
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