Bruce Marshall Will Depart Basketball Bears
March 25, 2014
Marshall, a 6-foot-10, 226-pound center from Fayette, Mo., played in 41 games in two seasons with the Bears, including 15 appearances this season. He earned a pair of starts last year as a true freshman and accumulated 61 points and 34 rebounds in his tenure. He also knocked down 10 3-pointers in his career and made 8-of-9 (.889) free throws this winter for MSU.
"Bruce let us know he plans to transfer," Lusk explained. "We appreciate his hard work for us and wish him nothing but the best in the future."
Marshall noted that he has not made a final determination on where he will transfer, but he remains grateful for the opportunity to play for the maroon and white.
"I really enjoyed my time at Missouri State and the support of all the fans," Marshall said. "I appreciate the coaching staff and all they did for me during my time here. Hopefully I'll be able to find a good fit and continue playing basketball at a high level."
Marshall also saw action in 19 Missouri Valley Conference games in two years and registered 26 points in league games, including a pair of 3-pointers at Bradley last season (Jan. 19, 2013). His best outing came last season against Malone (Nov. 21, 201) when he racked up 9 points and 4 rebounds in a win at JQH Arena.
Lusk's Bears will return eight lettermen, all with starting experience, from a 20-9 team that finished tied for fourth in a competitive Missouri Valley Conference. The squad's four primary returning starters -- Marcus Marshall, Austin Ruder, Dorrian Williams and Tyler McCullough -- were all underclassmen this season.