Former Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, who played three seasons for the Nittany Lions, was found dead Friday at the age of 28, according to his professional basketball team in France.
Marshall was found dead in his French apartment, his team announced Friday. He ranked second in both minutes (31.7) and points (15.1) per game on a team that made the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jermaine Marshall", said a statement released by ASU.
"The Club joins the pain of his family and loved ones and gives them all support to face this awful ordeal", part of the statement read, as translated from French by Google. No cause of death has been released.
Marshall steadily improved through his Penn State career, going from just 2.5 points and 9.0 minutes per game his freshman year to averaging 15.3 points per game and receiving an All-Big Ten honorable mention during his junior year.
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In 2014, Marshall played for Arizona State for one season, and led the team to an NCAA tournament. Nantes has postponed its next domestic league game against ADA Blois on January 19.
Marshall then transferred to Arizona State, where he spent his final season of college eligibility.
He played for Penn State as a reserve in 2010-11, then became a starter the following season, averaging 10.8 points per game.