Arizona State Adds Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall


Feb 9, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Jermaine Marshall (11) controls the ball as Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Dylan Talley (24) chases in the second half at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska won 67-53. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Today, head coach Herb Sendek picked up a huge transfer to help the Arizona State men’s basketball program in Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall. Last season, with the Penn State Nittany Lions, Marshall was the offense as they had lost their top playmaker in Tim Frazier to injury. With that being said, Marshall averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

Marshall said this about his visit to ASU, “They welcomed me with open arms. I enjoyed myself. My family enjoyed itself. We had a good vibe with Coach Herb (Sendek) and all the coaching staff. Besides basketball, we talked about other things, too. It was a good time.” Marshall should be able and ready to help this Sun Devils basketball team make its run to the NCAA tournament this upcoming season.

He will be able to start immediately since he will be graduating next month and can choose a graduate course of study not offered at Penn State. Adding Marshall with point guard Jahlil Carson is a dangerous combination that can mostly likely challenge a lot of backcourts in the Pac-12.

Marshall will be looked up to for leadership as he has been through the battles at Penn State and in the Big Ten. He said, “My role will be to add leadership and to score the ball.” Marshall continued to say, “I’ve done that in the Big Ten, and hopefully I can transform that in Pac-12 play. I have experience and hopefully I can help some of the younger guys.”