STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team's second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who is on schedule to graduate this summer, cited his family including a 1-year-old son, in making his decision.
"It was a very, very difficult decision just to move on with things and my life," Marshall said in a conference call Wednesday. He would have been a fifth-year senior in 2013-14 after taking his first year at Penn State off to recover from a knee injury suffered in high school.