The Nantes basketball team in France is in mourning following the death of their shooting guard Jermaine Marshall.
Marshall, a former member of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Penn State Nittany Lions in college, was found dead this morning at his apartment in France. He was 28 years old. There’s been no official word on cause of death.
The team announced that they would be asking the French LNB Pro B basketball league to postpone their game against ADA Blois so they could mourn.
Marshall was just three days removed from a 34-point performance against Orleans Loiret. He was averaging 14.4 points per season.
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As a college player, Marshall spent his first three years with the Nittany Lions.
Marshall made 48 starts in three seasons at Penn State and averaged 9.8 points per game.
He transferred to Arizona State in 2013 and went on to have one of his best seasons in college.
Marshall averaged 15.1 points per game, while setting new efficiency highs. He finished that year with a 45% field goal percentage, 51% on two-point field goals, and 40.4% on three-point field goals.
His play helped the Sun Devils finish with a 21-10 regular season record, followed by a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
After graduating in 2014, Marshall played professionally with various European teams before settling in the French second division.