Saturday January 17th, 2015

Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall has requested his release and will pursue a transfer at the end of the spring semester, the school announced on Friday.

Marshall was suspended indefinitely earlier this week for "conduct detrimental to the team."

Over 14 games this season, Marshall has averaged a team-high 19.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 45.6 percent from three-point range.

The 6-foot-3 junior missed 21 games last season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

“Marcus is a good kid who is trying to find his way, and we wish him the best,” Missouri State coach Paul Lusk said in a news release. “This is a mutual decision that will be the best thing moving forward for our program and for him.”

The Bears (8-9), picked to finish third in the Missouri Valley Conference in a preseason poll, will play at No. 23 Northern Iowa on Sunday.

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