"To bring in a proven player from a major conference says a lot about our current players and staff. Jermaine understood what was the best fit for him in his one year. He is athletic, a proven scorer, knocks down his free throws and gets to the basket. He is a great fit for our team and program." -- Sun Devil Head Coach Herb Sendek
MARSHALL, MARSHALL, MARSHALL: Arizona State welcomes a proven scorer in 2013-14, as Jermaine joined the program this August as a graduate transfer after playing three solid years at Penn State. Last year at Penn State Marshall averaged 15.3 points per game, sixth in the Big Ten, and shot .759 from the free throw line (107-of-141) to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Marshall enters the 2013-14 season with 880 career points, 108 three pointers and has knocked down 186-of-250 (.744). He posted nine 20-point games while at Penn State, and his top three scoring scoring games were against ranked teams.
PAC-12 TOP SCORERS IN 2013-14 (2012-13 STATISTICS)
1. Jahii Carson, Arizona State, 18.5
2. Joseph Young, Houston/Oregon, 18.0
3. Roberto Nelson, Oregon State, 17.8
4. C.J Wilcox, Washington, 16.8
T5. Jermaine Marshall, Penn State/Arizona State, 15.3
T5. Jordan Adams, UCLA, 15.3 T5. Spencer Dinwiddie , 15.3
BIG TEN TOP SCORERS IN 2012-13
DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State, 19.8
Trey Burke, Michigan, 18.6
Brandon Paul, Illinois, 16.6 Cody Zeller, Indiana, 16.5
DJ Newbill, Penn State, 16.3
Jermaine Marshall, Penn State, 15.3
JERMAINE MARSHALL'S NINE 20-POINT GAMES
29 vs. #18 Michigan State (1/16/13)
27 vs. #13 Michigan (3/4/12)
25 vs. #4 Michigan (2/27/13)
25 vs. Boston College (11/28/12)
23 vs. #22 Wisconsin (3/10/13)
22 at Boston College (11/30/11)
20 at Illinois (2/21/13)
20 vs. #12 Indiana (1/8/12)
WHILE AT PENN STATE...
2012-13 • JUNIOR: Finished second on the team in scoring (15.3) and teamed with D.J. Newbill to form the second highest scoring tandem in the Big Ten posting 32.6 ppg in Big Ten games...earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors...ranked fifth in the conference in Big Ten games posting 16.2 ppg and led Penn State for the second straight year making a career-best 59 to rank 13th in the Big Ten (1.9 per game) while shooting a career best 33.9 percent from the arc...led the team (45) and was seventh in the Big Ten in steals (1.5), first on the team in deflections (104) and second in assists (2.6 apg)...posted five 20-point games on the year and led the Lions in scoring 14 times, including in both Big Ten wins...strong down the stretch posting 17.6 ppg and shooting 46.2 percent (12-26) from three over the final eight games, scoring 20 or more points in three...scored a career high 29 points and added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double in a loss to Michigan State (1/16)...logged 14 points and a career high 10 assists for a double-double vs. Iowa (2/14)...led Penn State with 25 points, 19 in the second half, while hitting a career high 6-of-10 from three in an 84-78 upset of No. 4 Michigan (2/27)...Led the Lions with 18 points and had five boards and three assists in a road win at Northwestern (3/7)...scored 23 points in a 63-60 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin (3/10)...Led PSU with 20 points on 4-of-8 from three at Illinois (2/21)...led PSU with 17 points and had seven boards in a loss at No. 4 Michigan (2/17)...led the Lions with 25 points vs. Boston College (11/28)...led the team with 17 points, 15 in the second half, in a come-from-behind win over Bucknell (11/23).
2011-12 • SOPHOMORE: Marshall had a breakout season in 2011-12 as he emerged as a potent scoring threat ...was second on the team posting four 20-point games on the year, including a career-high 27 on 10-of-18 from the floor and a career-best four threes (4-8) to go with a team-high eight rebounds in the final regular season game vs. Michigan (3/4)...led the team in scoring three times and posted 20 double-digit scoring games, including in nine of the last 11 contests...led the team with 43 three-pointers and 132 three-point attempts (32.6%)...second on the team posting 10.8 ppg and 11.8 ppg in Big Ten Conference games...tied for the team lead posting 4.3 rpg in Big Ten play...second on the team with 32 steals and 16 blocks...averaged 13.2 ppg and 4.6 rpg over the final five games of the year...played in 31 games, after missing the season-opener, and started 17 games...posted a career-best seven-straight double-figure scoring games in Big Ten play...posted a career-high nine rebounds vs. Lafayette (12/7)...had a career high four steals at Purdue (2/29)...twice recorded a career high three blocks, the last coming as he turned back a potential game-tying attempt in the closing seconds of a 54-52 upset of No. 22 Illinois (1/19)...scored the Lions' last 10 points of the first half on his way to 22 points and eight rebounds in a victory at Boston College (11/30)...led team with 20 points and nine rebounds vs. Lafayette (12/7)...scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting in a close 88-82 loss to No. 12 Indiana (1/8).