A reliable and sometimes explosive scorer, Marshall has been Penn State's leading three-point shooter the last two seasons and enters his senior campaign with 108 threes on his career to rank 12th all-time at Penn State. An honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection and team captain last year, he will bring 857 career points, 46 double-digit scoring games and nine outings of 20-plus points into his final season as he looks to become the Lions' 30th 1,000-point scorer and finish among the top 10 three-point shooters in program history. He will be among the top returning scorers in the Big Ten, having ranked sixth last year (15.3), and has led the Lions in steals the last two seasons, finishing seventh (1.5 spg) in the Big Ten last year. A long armed, slick passing, crafty scorer and a good penetrator and finisher, Marshall has also established himself as a valuable team leader and will be part of the nucleus of one of the best backcourts in the Big Ten.
"Jermaine has really grown and matured on and off the floor over the past year to become one of the leaders of this team. His growth as a player has mirrored that. He may be our best perimeter shooter. He has a deceptive pace to his play, but he can get past defenders and is great finisher with long arms."
- Patrick Chambers
Marshall established himself as a team leader and reliable scorer in his junior season as he 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).
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).
Marshall saw action in 28 games and scored in 13 as he posted 2.5 ppg and 0.6 rpg while averaging nine minutes a contest...had a break-out game with a career-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (2-4 from three) and added two steals in a loss to Purdue (1/5)...scored 12 of his points in the second half... Logged 26 points in two games vs. No. 10 Purdue and No. 18 Michigan State after posting 12 in the previous 13 games on the year... Scored seven-straight points in the second half on his way to eight for the game in a victory over No. 18 Michigan State...saw his first significant action of the season scoring six points in nine minutes in a loss to Maine...scored six big points and added two rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of a regular-season ending win at Minnesota (3/6)...scored Penn State's lone two-points during a nine-minute segment of the second half from the 11:12 to 1:59 marks...scored seven first half points and added two rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes of action in Penn State's Big Ten Tournament first round win over Indiana...began season on the scout team playing opposing team's top scorer with the green light to shoot.
2009-10 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Still recovering from a torn patella tendon injury that ended his senior year of high school competition, Marshal used a red-shirt season to get the knee back to 100 percent and add 15 pounds of muscle in the weight room...became an integral part of the scout team often taking the role of opposing team's top scorer.
Red Land's all-time leading scorer with 1,425 career points, Marshall had an outstanding junior season in which he averaged 19.1 points per game while leading the Patriots to a 22-7 record and an appearance in the PIAA Class AAAA tournament...a PIAA Class AAAA second-team all-state selection and the Carlisle Sentinel Area Player-of-the-Year as a junior...made18 three-pointers on the year...scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out eight assists in a first round loss in the PIAA tournament...suffered a torn patella tendon prior to his senior season that caused him to miss his final high school campaign...surgery to repair the injury was performed by Penn State Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli...Marshall was a two-time Harrisburg Patriot-News Big 15 selection...Set a record with seven blocked shots in the 2008 Harrisburg Showcase...led the Patriots to the Mid-Penn Keystone division title as a sophomore...A three-year starter and captain...Red Land went 22-7 in his freshman season and 18-5 in his sophomore campaign...Averaged better than 14 ppg as a freshmen and nearly 20 ppg as a sophomore...Scored 30 points as a freshman in a game vs. Trinity HS...earned distinguished academic honors in his junior and senior years.
Born on November 7, 1990 in Etters, Pa....The son of Jerome and Jacke Marshall...has two older brothers, Curtis and Taeheem...is related to former Nittany Lion football standout Ahmad Collins.