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Former Penn State Basketball Player Jermaine Marshall Passes Away

The former Nittany Lion had been playing pro ball in France.

Arizona State v Texas Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Sad news today on the Penn State hoops front, as former Nittany Lion Jermaine Marshall was found dead in his apartment, as initially reported by the Italian sports website Sportnado.

Jermaine started as a shooting guard on Pat Chambers’ first couple of teams at PSU, averaging nearly 11 points per game in 2011-12 and 15 ppg in 2012-13, and was one of the teams better 3-point shooters at the time. Perhaps his most notable performance was scoring a team-high 25 points en route to an upset over then-4th ranked Michigan in 2013.

Following the 2012-13 season, Jermaine initially opted to leave school in order to pursue a pro career overseas but ultimately reneged, and played his final year of eligibility at Arizona State, where he also averaged over 15 ppg. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any stock photos of Jermaine from his Penn State days that we could legally use, so we had to resort to ones from his lone season as a Sun Devil.

It’s hard to find much detail-wise about his professional career, but according to, he initially played for Greek club Nea Kifisa, averaging less than 4 ppg, before eventually joining French club Nantes, where he had recently been playing before his sudden death.

We here at BSD send our condolences to Jermaine’s family as well as the Penn State basketball family.